THE SUNDAY TIMES - March 27th - 'BREAKING ACT' - LAKI MERA
"On their wonderful debut album, The Proximity Effect, this produces songs that are open-ended and awash with the complex textures cooked up by the band's other co-founder, the Italian-born film and theatre composer Andrea Gobbi. They are already being compared to Cocteau Twins and the Blue Nile, but Laki Mera can confound those expectations"
The More Than You EP serves as a tantalising insight into the band’s "wonderful debut album" (The Sunday Times, March 27th), The Proximity Effect, due for on May 30th. All three songs feature on this album, and serve as an illustration of Laki Mera’s diversity – from the pristine electronic pop of More Than You, to the sultry, atmospheric Crater, to glorious instrumental Pollok Park.
"a sound that falls somewhere between the whispered minimalism of the XX and the glitchy percussion and abrasive electronica that characterised Portishead's recent work..Donnelly is ever the focal point and she manages a charming vulnerability a la Bjork while retaining control of each song..a performer who is naturally captivating" - The Line of Best Fit
"they sound like Laki Mera and that's rare for a band to sound different enough to stand out” - all gigs.co.uk