WEATHER »

Sia


Colour the Small One

(Astralwerks; January 2006) Strange coincidence that Adelaide-born singer/songwriter Sia debuted her second full-length album, Colour The Small One, in the U.S. during Australia Week. We’d have taken notice anyway – as we have since she first hit our ears a few years back with her distinctive vocal contributions to Zero 7’s down-tempo Simple Things. The first single, the melancholic “Breathe Me,” appeared on Six Feet Under and became an instant sensation. The rest of the album delivers soulful acoustic trip-hop with a low-key vibe, lush instrumentals, and languorous, growling vocals reminiscent of Tori Amos or Lisa Germano. Though at times repetitive, overall this slow-burning collection is an excellent chill-out affair.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Will Hollister Ranch Access Deal Hold Up Under Public Scrutiny?

State commissioners are taking a closer look at settlement over beach access to Santa Barbara County gated ...

Faced with a Gun, Sheriff’s Sergeant Holds His Fire

Sgt. Freddy Padilla reflects on potentially life-saving decisions during welfare call.

Quick Response in Large Numbers Held Holiday Fire at Bay

Record heat on July 6 destroyed crops and livestock.

Los Padres Officials Ban Campfires, Firearm Discharge

Temporary measures are enacted during peak fire season.

Protesters Blast ExxonMobil’s Trucking Proposal

The energy company wants to restart its offshore oil drilling platforms.