ALBUM REVIEW: Lotte Mullan “Plain Jane”

Record Label: Raindog Records
Release Date: 02.08.2010

At the tender age of two, country girl Lotte Mullan was already obsessed with music. Paul Simon’s “Graceland” to be precise. So obsessed, that the two year old Lotte’s mother believed she was a child genius for her lyrical ability till the connection was discovered. By thirteen, Lotte had gotten into indie, dumping Paul Simon for Sleeper’s Louise Wener. Her allegiance altered once again when at fourteen a boy she fancied asked her if she liked Beth Orton. She said yes, despite having never heard of Beth Orton.

However, it is this last in a long line of musical influences that is most evident on Lotte’s debut album “Plain Jane”. An honest, simple collection that breezily uplifts.

“Plain Jane” never really changes gear, but then it doesn’t really need to. Notably “La La Love You” sees the innocent sounding Lotte in chirpy radio friendly mode. However, it is the naughtily delciious “Wicked Way” that truly shines through.

Rating: 4/5
Reviewer: Jeremy Williams

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Ella Montclare “The words are no longer restricted to my own experiences”
Patch William “We were mistaken yesterday for Patrick Williams”
Lotte Mullan “You have to find solace in your own strengths”
Elisabeth Molin “Its all about looking at possibilities”
Stuart Favill “Profound and complete realism”
Keith Jack “I am now getting the chance to play the part I wanted to play in the first place”
Magic Polar Bears “There just isn’t enough money in football”
Tim Thornton “I wanted to try and bring out the ridiculousness of an unsigned band’s situation”
Hayden Cohen “The fact it’s free means that people either want to see my show or not”
The Unconventionals “Some people will always knock us for entering the X Factor”
Bruce LaBruce “I really think I am undead”
Candice Hirson “Art is the expression of the self”


Regulars:
WIN!!!!: Signed Lotte Mullan CDs, Signed Tim Thornton books, Signed Magic Polar Bears albums, Fyfe Dangerfield CDs, signed Mr Fogg CDs, and The Unconventionals CDs up for grab as well.

Forgotten Gems:-
Album: Ludovico Einaudi “I Giorni”
Book: Georgette Heyer “Arabella”
Film: Dark City
Designer of the Month: Loula Creates
Steal My Style: Alex
The Way I Saw It: Vancouver

Reviews:-
Albums: The Saurdays “Headlines!”, The Lost Cavalry “Waves Freeze to Rolling Hills”, The Unconventionals “Flower to the People”, Lotte Mullan “Plain Jane”, Young & The Lost Club Compilation
Singles of The Month: Charlene Soraia “When We Were Five” and Jukebox Collective “Icon Parade”
Live Music: The Bombay Bicycle Club, Seth Lakeman, CBSO Friday Night Classics: Rodgers & Hammerstein
Theatre: The Butler, TeakShow’s Inner Nutter, Portraits of An Actress, Mum’s The Word
DVD: Otto Or Up With The Dead People, Shutter Island, The Blind Side, Psycho
Books: Gavin Esler “Power Play”, Seth “George Sprott”, Tom McCarthy “C”, Sandra Newman “Changeling: A Memoir of Parents Lost & Found”

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VIDEO: Lotte Mullan “Can’t Find The Words”

Simplicity is central to all that is Suffolk’s Lotte Mullan.  The folk-inspired pop driven singer/songwriter is all set to release her debut album “Plain Jane” on August 2nd and it is lovely to see her debut single following the uncomplicated approach she has to her writing. Directed by her primary school boyfriend Daniel Lucchesi, the video sees Lotte Mullan effortlessly looking as stunning as Delta Goodrem breathing out her thoughts as she prepares for a night out. Captivating and compelling.

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