Reviews

‘The Love EPs’ — ‘Love Cells’ & ‘Scary Love Monster’

LOVE CELLS Music Video premières on Afropunk
WNYC Soundcheck GIG ALERT: Leila Adu
WNYC John Schaefer’s Weekly Music Roundup ’Love Cells’ Review
New York Music Daily: Leila Adu Brings Her Darkly Surreal Psychedelic Soul to Williamsburg
WNYC John Schaefer’s New Sounds “Women’s Voices and Electronics”
NYC Deli: Scary Love Monster EP Review
The Dominion Post/Stuff News: The Greatness of Leila Adu

Recent Press

2016 Ojai Music Festival: Works by Shaw, Adu, and Yun
New York Times: At Ojai Peter Sellars Has A Personal Yet Global Playlist
New York Times: Women Rule At Ojai Festival Unannounced
KCSB Jack Fischer’s Sonic Earspace interview with Leila Adu
WNYC/WQXR’s Q2 Music at The Greene Space NYC Leila Adu Live Video Performance and interview with Peter Sellars and Helga Davis Music at 12mins 30secs
Resonance FM London Dexter Bentley’s Hello Goodbye Show, Ilia Rogatchevsk interview with Leila Adu and Live recorded session at the Briggs Ware House recorded by Alex Morris at 46 mins 20secs.

“Her velvety, soulful voice might be the first thing that strikes you, but the smart instrumental flourishes give Leila away as a composer of striking originality.” — WNYC

“This young New Zealander of Ghanaian descent treats genre distinctions in much the same way that Godzilla treated those little cities made out of cardboard.” — MTV Iggy

“Leila Adu is a rebel-inspirer. And not in the way that calls for the raising of fists, or the hurling of sharp word-blades. Her defiance is decided… Anger isn’t its mother. Wonder may be.” — Purple Magazine

“The minimalist use of intimate watercolours make one think of Joni Mitchell brimming with melanin, White Magic (Cigarettes & Circus Puffs) or a modernist Nico who has Freudianly washed away the gothic (the splendid ‘Fortuna.’)”
– Sentire Ascoltare

“Her voice is extraordinary…both tender and terrifying.” — Sunday Star Times

“If you haven’t already acquainted yourself with Adu, go do it.” — The Dominion Post

*****TIME OUT LONDON CRITIC’S CHOICE*****

‘Avante-garde pop that recalls Nina Simone and Tim Buckley from the headliner’ – Time Out

*****TOP TEN Sistas who Rocked the Decade*****

Past Album Reviews

Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker
Dark Joan
Cherry Pie
Dig A Hole

Live Gig Reviews

Articles and Interviews