Ira Gmeyner: The Basement Takes [from Textilgatan 7]
Byker Wall USMG019http://www.myspace.com/iryamusic
Some record covers just scream out to me. "Intriguing!" was the loud message calling out from this one. And I’m pleased to say that neither Irya’s voice nor songs disappointed me.
She has a unique voice reminiscent of numerous eminent predecessors but in a way that you can’t really put a finger any of them! This I really like. The songs are confusingly understated, poppy, upbeat and slightly mysterious. They totally defy any accurate description. All I know is they’re great, as is the beautiful Irya. I hope she has a glittering future ahead. I look forward to following it with relish.