Liminal is flooded with the tension and ecstasy of Rookes’ own love stories, spreading across a two-year period as she began to explore her queer identity across the London dating scene. Rookes’ potent, flexible voice weaves between joy, discovery and despair across the four tracks: Salvage, New Lovers, Liminal and Constellations – drawing from sharp eighties synth influences as well as orchestral arrangements and anthem rock to evolve this sophomore record.
“Remarkable… there’s no chance anything will hold her back from indie stardom” – The Revue
Rookes is known for her charismatic and commanding stage presence, and her fearless exploration of queer-female identity with influences from KD Lang’s androgynous prowess, and Kimbra for her powerful vocal style, as well as experimental, technological approach.
This EP is polished, dramatic, and features intriguing songwriting. And you can dance to it! The emotions and experiences are completely relatable in songs centred on looking for love; finding it (but not being ready), and then losing it again. A stirring collection that will leave you wanting more of Rookes’ glistening soundscapes. ~ Get In Her Ears
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Christopher Carvalho runs Unlock Your Sound helping up-and-coming indie artists create and strategically release their music.