Review: Kyla La Grange, Ashes (Chess Club)

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Kyla performed at the Festibelly festival near Lymington last summer and now with this stunning first album the world is her Oyster.

A buzz has been building around the Watford-born singer and now her mesmerising debut is doing justice to comparisons to Kate Bush.

Kyla’s overwhelming motif is one of lonesome, haunting folk, but there’s a rock tinge in Been Better, a touch of trip-hop in Woke Up Dead and the Bush sounds are most evident in Heavy Stone.

Simultaneously delicate and crammed with astounding power, Ashes is a stunning debut from a woman who will soon have the musical world at her feet.

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