[WhatsOnStage.com] - Yes, they like to provoke but many of their songs are remarkably tender odes to lost love: "Sweet Suicide" is the equal of anything recorded by Nina Simone. At the end of this sold out show, the band received a rapturous standing ovation.
[Telegraph.co.uk (blog)] - I don't care if people aren't writing their records – Nina Simone didn't write her records – that's not the issue. The issue is you've got these song-writing factories, super producers, the same producers writing for everybody and there's no variation
[The Guardian (blog)] - Dupree was dissatisfied with the songs she was expected to teach her charges and so introduced them to a diet of Miriam Makeba, Nina Simone and Odetta, adapting and rewriting songs so that, in her words, "they had meaning for US".
[THISDAY Live] - When listening to the album, you also discern whiffs of some Nina Simone, Macy Gray, Angie Stone and Nneka. Coincidentally, she is inspired by Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Franti, Queen Ifrica, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Billy Holiday and
[Northampton Chronicle & Echo] - Nina Simone if it is a lazy Sunday morning or, if I'm cooking, maybe some classical music to chill out to. 11) What meal do you most like to cook at home? I'm not very good at cooking but right now I like to cook heavy dishes, I love experimenting with
[Yahoo! omg! UK] - "When Emeli Sande talks about singers like Nina Simone, you can hear it in them, they find a new way of interpreting a star's aura. "Plan B, Adele and Emeli have found their own way of being legendary." While Labrinth has his own selection of stars who
[Todmorden Today] - They a song-selection which included material by Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs and Ed Sheeran, among others, which went down well with their audience and Year 7 student Sadie Robinson joined them on-stage for a rocky cover of jazz legend Nina Simone's
[Counteract Magazine] - Born in London to a Greek Father and Jamiacan Mother, Lianne grew up listening to Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Mary J Blige, Lauryn Hill and Nina Simone. She began songwriting young and before signing to Warner Brothers she had a spell as backing vocalist