FORMER RAF pilot Katy Carr’s new album is inspired by people and events from the 1940s, but don’t expect Andrews Sisters nostalgia. Musically, this is edgy alt.folk that will sit well with admirers of Regina Spektor and Imogen Heap.
Berliner Ring is a tribute to Marlene Dietrich, Violetta is sung in French and Orchidophile recalls Kate Bush at her best. Among highlights are The White Cliffs, a tale of would-be suicide rooted in traditional folk, and the Annie Poe-styled Star Song. Carr saves the best ’til last with the multi-tracked McGarrigles soundalike Sleepyhead,