Boomkat Product Review:
Sublime, subtly wry English indie take on classic Italo disco pop by the front lass from Veronica Falls
"The patience of a tear reflecting the disco-ball, the pleasure/pain principle of losing a lover, the longing earned on a deserted pier. Patience is an alias of Roxanne Clifford, a songwriter of repute who has fronted groups such as Veronica Falls, The Royal We, Sexy Kids and others. With Patience, Clifford has broken the band-shackles, jettisoned other voices and mainlines a sweetened melodic nous recognisable from her other work, though this time over an impeccable synth pop production.
From the onset the listener is plunged into dry ice, a sweeping synth and drum opening beamed in from a club in mid-80s Italy. Clifford's voice cuts straight to the heart, a tale of late nights, the dance of guilt and ecstasy. Lyrically, we're rooted at the spot where the church once stood but the Patient heart waits elsewhere, in the dry mists of dreams. B-side My Own Invention is nominally a ballad, a minimal composition that with the sampled vocal harmonies references Laurie Anderson but with a heart-warming melodic line. It's a simple, nursery-rhyme mini-drama that is effortlessly breezy and a wonderfully sweet partner to dancing with tears in your eyes A-side.
Wait for Patience, there will be more."