Indie popster gets all Prince on us.
Genevieve Maynard is a quiet achiever. During her spells with quality
Sydney indie-pop outfits Bughouse and Stella One Eleven, she's lurked in
the background, wary of the spotlight. But with her solo debut, Ghost
Notes, Maynard gets all Prince on us, as she plays guitar and bass,
sings, programs, engineers and produces. Musically, she's got a soft spot
for acoustic-based pop, but fleshes this out with the bluesy sting of 'Johnny
Lee', the funked-up opener, 'Jackie in the Morning' and `Trouble', the
album's madly emotive, widescreen peak.
It's all smartly crafted, deeply personal, thinking-person's pop with echoes
of Aimee Mann and Sheryl Crow. Goes to show you've got to watch out for the