ALBUM REVIEW: Gemma Cullingford – Let Me Speak | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Outré Records

Released: 30.07.21







Having delivered one of last year’s most intoxicating LPs as one half of Sink Ya Teeth, Norfolk bassist, songwriter and synth maestro Gemma Cullingford repeats the trick for 2021 with her maiden solo project.

A more personal and emotionally engaging extension of her band’s trademark dancefloor-primed strut, Let Me Speak is imbued with the same wicked, bubbling industrial grooves and ice-cool poise which rendered Two so potent a thrill. It’s on the vocal-led title track and late-album standout Ode to Billie Joe, however, that Cullingford’s individuality and storytelling flair truly shine through, further invigorating a record whose vibrance and vivacity feel purposely at odds with the monochrome image adorning its cover. Don’t let this one slip beneath your radar!


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