BERRI FAR­LEY

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Music -

THE LOW-DOWN You just don’t get that fan­tas­tic Tamla Mo­town sound any more, but there’s some­thing about the pop swing that un­der­pins Far­ley’s mu­sic that has you won­der­ing if Berry Gordy has been pro­duc­ing. She’s got a great blues voice, which she puts over ska-in­flected rhythms to re­ally joy­ous ef­fect. From south London, Far­ley writes all her own ma­te­rial, and al­ready her lyrical prow­ess is be­com­ing a talk­ing point. With this amount of raw tal­ent she can delve into any genre she wants and still sound su­perb. It would be un­fair to la­bel her the new Amy or Lily but there re­ally is some­thing won­drous go­ing on here. Ra­dio will love her.

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