Carina Round
Carina Round "Some folks really want Carina Round to be the new PJ Harvey, if only because both singers are English and because they each rely on a non-divalike curiosity and independence as they travel down similarly mysterious and unexpected byways. Other than that, though, they really don’t have much in common. Round, from Wolverhampton, has a melodic pop side, but she also rocks out expansively with cleverly layered arrangements, such as the glittery strut of “Lacuna” and the stormy, violin-laced clangor of “Monument,” both from 2004’s The Disconnection. Last year’s Slow Motion Addict is even more bewitching, as Round gets seductively dangerous in a “Stolen Car,” peels back the skin to deconstruct a relationship on the eerie “Gravity Lies” and slinks through majestic pillars of looming, chiming guitars on the haunting title track. This elusive songbird appears to have settled down here for the winter, playing frequently around town at intimate clubs like this. Catch her while you can." (Falling James. LA Weekly)

“Slow Motion Addict is even more bewitching, as Round gets seductively dangerous in a “Stolen Car, ” peels back the skin to deconstruct a relationship on the eerie “Gravity Lies” and slinks through majestic pillars of looming, chiming guitars on the haunting title track “Come to You”.” -LA Weekly

"This comely brunette transplant from England's Midlands is unbelievably sweet and absolutely real… thanks to a voice that goes from a soft coo to a hysterical rattle in an instant, it's easy to get behind." -The Onion

“Petite, but with a powerful voice…” -Gibson Seattle

“Slow Motion Addict is as much Patti Smith as it is Bjork- just when you think you have her pinned as punk, she entrances you in flighty reverie.” -Filter Mini

“Brilliant, musical tantrum-throwing Midlands girl Carina Round manages to mold her many daggers into one big rocket of catharsis.” -Soma

“…could be her big breakout.” -Spin

“…(Slow Motion Addict) continues her trajectory of creating intensely direct tunes built equally from tense dissonance and soaring grandiosity.” -Harp

"The British siren makes it clear that she's the one in charge in between jagged little riffs.” -CMJ New Music Monthly

“Dark-but radio-friendly-grunge-pop.” -Under The Radar

“Round's fiery directness can be exhilarating.” -Blender

“Carina Round's outpouring of raw emotion is the only thing that's unplugged about these 13 tracks.” -Marie Claire

“…a voice that will leave both sexes needing a cold shower.” -Envy “Carina’s vocal prowess is in display as she effortlessly wails like an undulating siren.” -KGRL.fm

‘Slow Motion Addict’ is consistently intriguing, if not relentlessly engaging… a rare release that is at once raw and polished, its hooks and emotions sticking around after the last note fades. Rating **** (out of 5)” -The News Sentinel (Knoxville, TN)

"With Fangs aplenty, she indulges in rock confessionals and throbbing postpunk. Think the Breeders with extra bite. Round's breakout album has no use for subtly. She writes her surly songs with shocking honesty and plays a slew of instruments with equal abandon." -St. Petersburg Times

“The midtempo lost love rocker ‘Come to You’, is an ambitious arena epic, with hard hooks, a soaring chorus and a crafty way with pop song structure that pulls the listener in when least expected.” -Augusta Chronicle