Turner – This Is Turner

Turner — she has no first name as far as this goes — is a talented singer who’s sung with Elbow, toured with DC Fontana and is in demand as a session singer.

And now she’s probably finding out how hard it is to be the main act on your own merits. All credit to her, she’s written most of the stuff on this six-track EP and writing any kind of song is difficult, but the end result, in the “Well, Review Corner, should we shell out cold hard cash for this?” stakes, is: dull. There’s an ill-advised cover of Bowie’s Oh! You Pretty Things, which shows that you can actually kill a good song. We feel bad saying it, but it’s a dud, and we don’t say that often.

Still, that’s just us: if you like Dusty Springfield or harbour the illusion that Marianne Faithful can sing, it might be worth a listen. Sorry, Louise.

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