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Reviewed by Dee Muir

Kiri Eriwata: Muse and Memorabilia

Reviewed by Dee Muir

Kiri Eriwata: Muse and Memorabilia

A self-taught musician and polished vocalist, Kiri Eriwata’s debut album was produced and recorded by Neil Baldock at Roundhead and Revolver studios some years back, but only just released. The nine track, 33-minute album delves into a variety of vocal styles and musical elements. Contributing to Eriwata’s keepsake collection are a number of very well-known names including Jol Mullholland, Derek Solomon, Christine White, Bones Hillman and Andy Lynch. ‘Muse and Memorabilia’ has tracks that would effortlessly slot into a variety of radio playlists with Watch Over Me, Baby Come Round and Why Won’t You. But Eriwata doesn’t stop there. She dares to show off more of her versatility with the Americana blues-styled Get Back Home, and adopts a moodier tone with Not My Lover and Goodbye Chicago. Without doubt the highlights are in the way that the album begins and ends; Love You But and Mohicans take the cake with their musical composition, vocal pairing and creative chemistry. The atmospheric styling of these tracks brings them to life, breathing air into the lyrics, setting an emotional undertone to Eriwata’s stylish vocals. It’s obvious that Kiri Eriwata can take on whatever genre she chooses. Don’t let this gem fly under the radar.