fROOTs Magazine - April 2013
Katie Rose is, quite simply, a superb singer and the inventiveness of these arrangements marks the maker of Empty Cup out as something much more than just a talented folkie tarting-up her trad repertoire with a few 'edgy' bleeps and beats. This is your actual English traditional soul music.
- Stephen Hunt, fROOTS Magazine
FATEA Magazine - April 2013
stunning vocal aerobatics could not in isolation be considered so
crucial an element in the success of any contemporary album of reworked
traditional song, and Katie's gorgeously urbanised take on tradition
relies equally as much - if not more - on keenly imaginative musical
arrangement for its impact. - David Kidman
Bright Young Folk - March 2013
With its relaxed and meditative feel, this is an album which will leave you feeling that the glass is in fact half full. - Lucy Houlden
The Fortnightly-ish Review
Fortnightly-ish Review - March 2013
her take on Polly Vaughan, is intensely appealing, a swirl of sound with the
voice as icing, and her Quite Silent works superbly, ripping the song away from
its past. - Chris Nickson
Prediction Magazine - February 2013
Singer songwriter Katie Rose is a delicious
Positive News - 8th Jan 2013
Basement Jaxx lead sound healing party - article by Robin Robinson
"a spiritual songstress who enchanted the crowd"
Kindred Spirit - Issue 119. Nov/Dec 12
This Angelic Issue features my song Angel in the Music section as a free download for readers.
Angel Music Article by Anadi Taylor of Sounds Orange
fROOTs - Aug/Sept 2012
Pamela Wyn Shannon's Moss Mantra is a tour de force. whispering the mosses over dark backing, equalled by Katie Rose, who mingles three witches' songs and chants in different voices: Witches Reel - included on this issue's fRoots 40 Compilation - is a come-all-ye invitation to ancient wickedness.
Ian Kearey, Review of Weirdlore.
Terrascope, Reviews for June 2012
The strangest, most eccentric contribution to this exquisite and revelatory compilation, though, comes courtesy of Katie Rose's
"Witches Reel". Heck, no self-respecting weird/wyrd/alt etc collection
would be complete without referencing "the goddess" and as such Katie
gets to carry the team flag. It's spooky, it's odd, it is highly
singular and a resounding hit with this coven's jukebox jury.
Ian Fraser, Review of 'Weirdlore'
OM Magazine Issue 19 - March 2012
My article 'Good Vibration - 'How the yoga of voice stretches the mind, body and spirit in all directions'
featured in this edition of
Click here to read it
Kindred Spirit - Issue 113. Nov 11
How Sound Creates Form - Helena Foss
Music and patterns are inextricably linked, as Helena Foss explains in this fascinating look at sound forms.
the work of Thomas & Stuart Mitchell, The Rosslyn Motet, Ernst
Chladni, John Stuart Reid, Erik Larsen, Stellar, Jill Purce & Katie
Click here to read the whole article:
This photoshoot, video and article featured Catherine Pestano myself and Sing Your Heart Out Singers at Antenna Studios.
"Singing for Wellbeing: Katie Rose & Catherine Pestano run an uplifting daytime sound and voice group at Antenna Studios."
May & June 2011
My Sound Medicine Boxes featured in these two editions of Lightworker Magazine.
|Folk & Roots |
Review of Echoes from the Mountain
Very few tribute albums measure up to their subject in every respect, but Echoes From The Mountain is one such, without a doubt. ... As far as I'm concerned, the wyrder the better - and the disc's first offering, Starless And Bible Black's brilliantly managed psychedelic take on Hunt & Turner's Silver Lady is a stunner in anyone's book, with Jane Weaver's spectrally scratched, primordial account of Death (which I too first encountered on Sun Also Rises' eerie VT version) and Katie Rose's superbly delicate, precise intoning of Dave Evans' Grey Lady Morning both easily equalling that opening gambit. - David Kidman
Review in fROOTs Oct/Nov 2010
Echoes from the Mountain - Various Artists - Rif Mountain
Katie Rose pretty well scoops the jackpot with Dave Evans's Grey Lady Morning. The original is special, but Rose's stretched, wavering vocal over sparse tampuri drone is an eye (and ear) opener. - Ian Kearney
Review in SHINDIG Sept/Oct 2010
Five traditional tracks, interestingly arranged and lovingly rendered, come courtesy of FOL-DE-ROSE on her self-titled EP (Rose Window). The author of the project, Katie Rose, is interested in the folk song as performance, therapy and ritual and these aspects all come through on her EP, from the train sound effects on 'In The Pines' to the serenity of 'Barbra'. This is one for the more tranquil moments of summer. - Jeanette Leech - www.shindig-magazine.com
fROOTS Magazine Aug/Sept 2010
Limited-edition EP of Katie's folkie quest follows her wandersome (seemingly) wilfully arty excursion through some trad folk staples (and Heart Like a Wheel). Initial unfavourable impressions are dissipated on closer acquaintance, as subsequent plays reveal intelligence within the idiosyncrasies, and by the tangy, mesmeric finale Sweet Primroses you'll be totally hooked. www.frootsmag.com