Seeping dark, brooding atmospherics, howls and odd, eerie mewling, Janine Rostron is an intriguing proposition of child-like, playground nightmares. Wired with Patrick Wolf dramatics, Psapp folk dynamics and mordant Fever Ray yelps and drones makes ‘W’ feel like a broken, ghostly music-box. Experimental and playful, the offbeat ‘Manifesto’ is a quirky joy whilst ‘Jam’s mordant, unsettling drone and ramshackle percussion is a few bars from convincing you there’s a poltergeist in your kitchen. An enthralling listen from a compelling artist prepared to push the unorthodox.
Words by REEF YOUNIS