Boomkat Product Review:
Exquisite dream pop perfection from Nautic's lead singer, Laura Groves. Originally hailing from Shipley near Bradford and arriving with co-production by Deek's revered label boss, Bullion, Laura gets all the bonus points before we've even started, then she goes and gives her debut solo record an amazing title like 'Thinking About Thinking', and, well, put a fork in us 'cause we're bloody done. Laura's in possession of a folk-wise R&B croon that'd make marines weep, and employs it with captivating beauty on four mirage-like songs written shortly after she moved from God's own county to London, capturing a beguiling blend of wistful nostalgia and romantic wonder in equal measures. Two A-side songs are gently coaxed by dappled drums and her bandmate, Tic's satin bass play, whilst the two B-side songs shed the drums and float in lavish, dreamy jazz space. It's simply transcendent soul music, and if you aren't smitten with the samples we're not sure you can be helped. A must.