Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell
Kaitlyn ni Donovan one recorded a fine solo album, but these days she fronts dreampop band High Violets.
Their new album starts with squalls of feedback and melody on the instantly engaging “Sun Baby”.
Ni Donovan’s solo record “Songs for Three Days” was a quieter but no less arresting affair. Her co-guitarist Clint Sargent sings able backup throughout.
“Love is Blinding” is clearly influenced by Slowdive but is less hard to access.
“Invitation” is an irresistible swoon that highlights the singer’s dulcet tones. The band has their clear influences but they add enough of themselves for that to be a minor detail. “To Where you are” is brilliant.
Posted on April 12, 2006
Listen to track samples
1. Sun Baby
2. Love Is Blinding
3. Chinese Letter
6. Cool Green
7. Want You
9. To Where You Are