Reviews of new album ‘Good Fortune, Bad Weather'
‘Tracks such as Bitter, Never Want to Be Alone, Pandora, Fitter, Crash and Burn and Come Back are terrific, snap-snap-snap pop songs. The issue of how come we’ve never heard of Lettie before has duly been solved’ Tony Clayton-Lea The Irish Times ****
The Irish Times
“Lettie’ is bubblegum pop’s cooler older sister and her latest album ‘Good Fortune, Bad Weather’ will
make you want to know her better” by Wang at greenmanmusic.biz - April 2012
“Lighter hearted in sound than the likes of the sometimes icy-sounding Ladytron or Fever Ray, it’s baffling why a major label hasn’t taken a chance on Lettie yet....” ***** from Musicmuso.com - April 2012
“Without the support of a major label and with complete self-motivation and integrity, Lettie has crafted this fully-fledge piece of artwork with a sound result exactly how she wanted it to be” Alix Blankson at Planetnotion.com - April 2012
“Overall, it sounds like Lettie has waited long enough and worked hard enough to deserve her own musical success, and from the quality of this album it seems like she has the talent to get it too.” Sam Saunders Poppedculture.co.uk - March 2012
Sam Saunders Poppedculture.co.uk
“Basically this one hell of an album. Every song is strong, different from each other, original, inventive, charming, supremely catchy and above all extremely entertaining.” Richard Adams Ramblings Blog - March 2012
Richard Adams Ramblings Blog
“…Lettie ticks all the boxes and so many more on her third album, the world of pop has never sounded so inviting.” Rhythm & Booze Rating - 9/10 March 2012
Rhythm & Booze Rating
“In one word ECLECTIC…in many more words…she has divine, dulcet tones and a unique approach. These are real songs with real stories and with REAL meaning…I'm loving this refreshing REALNESS. Gimme everything you’ve got Lettie!
“It would most definitely be a shame for Lettie’s music to go un-noticed in a commercially saturated world of pop, for one thing – listening to her forthcoming album “Good Weather Bad Fortune” has made this completely apparent.” Mandy Rogers from EQ Music Blog - April 2012
Lyrically, vocally and musically this album is as good as it gets. She is as different as Morrisey, Bowie or MacColl…if you haven’t got this album then shame on you!
Electro-pop fused music with exquisite strings and lashings of vogue.
Her tunes are as catchy as Ian Drury or Madness – just listen to Fitter. In Pandora you’ll surely agree she is as exciting as a 21st Bowie. Mister Lighter has an arrangement that is what makes a star a star. Evocative. I could play this over and over again. The tracks just get better and better if that is possible. Aluminum Man packs incredible irony (move over Kraftwork)! She has a brilliant sense of humour which sparkles in this track. Her sweet, honey tones compliment every song. The closest semblance of a pop song comes in the form of Come Back but overall this album is crammed with melody and will have you purring for days.” By Lisa Kalloo of Somojo Magazine - May 2012
By Lisa Kalloo of Somojo Magazine - May 2012
“Her breathy style also evokes the legendary Liz Frazer (though the comparisons would need to end there). The music is largely a blend of folk and electronica, with some nice percussive beats woven around piano and acoustic guitar. Her lyrics are sometimes introspective but the tone never veers into Beth Orton style sadness, her songs are much more upbeat than that….If Lettie’s other work is as strong as this, then her forthcoming album “Good Fortune, Bad Weather” will just right, just off centre.” Richard Hart of Vulture Hound Magazine - April 2012
Richard Hart of Vulture Hound Magazine
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"Age of Solo, the fantastic 2008 debut disc from super-talented British chanteuse Lettie." - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY'S'POP WATCH' (December 2008)
"Each year it seems another quirky singer-songwriter emerges with the unique personality and talent necessary to make her mark. This year, for me, it could be Lettie" - The Weblog Of Leonards Lair (September 2008)
"But the highlight is London-based singer-songwriter Lettie (myspace.com/lettiemusic) whose electro-pop All You Want is as honey-sweet as you'll hear" - The Guardian (July 2007)
*****"Age Of Solo is a colourful, tight collection of songs full of sweet, naïve melodies, offset with glowing and lavish production...Letties songs are a masterclass in soulful, edgy avant-pop" - Wears The Trousers (October 2008)
Nestling within every album there is a chance to find a piece of music which stands head & shoulders above so much, on 'Age of Solo' you just might find in on 'Mission'. It's nothing less than a three and a half minutes of bliss, you can not add or take anything from it". - Mr Blue (2008) of Leauge Online
"Lettie should really be signed to a major label on the strength of this album and we also think that her album cover is second only to Parralox....'Age of Solo' is lovely and perfect late night listening to a glass of wine" - League Online
“Some of Lettie’s best songs can be found here, and it’s still a joy to be welcomed into her kooky, melancholy, weird old world” - (Everyman Review, Chicken Ramen, Jan 2009)
I have no idea why Lettie isnt huge by now. I have been into her for some time now. after hunting her down after one of her songs was featured on an online h&m campaign. I’ve been auditing my library of late and was recently challenged to name a few underrated/undiscovered bands to a fellow music buff. She was the first who occurred to me as a little obscure genius that I might humbly bring to light. - This is Jullian Music Blogspot
"It is in Lettie’s live performances which set her apart from her contemporaries, with a breathtaking performance which has the audience on the edge of their seats hoping that Lettie achieves a masterful multi loop routine, which she inevitably does, and allows the audience to breath a sigh of relief" - Paul of Leeds Music Promotions Blog (Keep Music Live Feb 09)
“Lettie is an almost-solo artist (she's joined occasionally by another keyboard player) who creates odd, acute, ballads and torch songs out of her minimal instrumentation and a handful of vocal effects. Setting up vocal loops via one microphone, then putting a lead vocal over the top on the other, adding keybpoard layers and slices of the guitar, the resulting songs are tougher things than you might imagine - excursions into pointed pop that steer clear of dreaded easy-listening singer-songwriter territory by virtue of their punch and attitude” - O2 Review November 2009 Nemesis To Go