WHAT THE PRESS SAY...
"Third and best album yet by London-based Parisian chanteuse." Mojo****
"The whole album is simply a delight from start to finish." London Evening Standard****
"Recorded straight to tape on analogue equipment and mixed in mono, it is akin to a glass of fizz, with Joelle's joie de vivre coursing through the album's 10 tracks." Record Collector****
"Joelle's sensuous purred vocals and sprightly jazzy songs lend proceedings a contemporary edge while circumventing mere nostalgia." The Independent****
"Florence is a rare jewel and this second album captures her captivating style. She boasts deliciously suave vocal phrasing framed by a hot and agile band. Her savvy originals and jumping jazz standards are an unaffected joy. Blooming lovely." The Daily Mirror****
"A genuine talent, and definitely one to watch." Classic Rock - Blues Edition
"Stealing Flowers is a record to cherish." Jazzwise****
"Sheer class." Shindig!
"Sultry, sexy and French, she was born with a voice tailor-made to pour out enticing cocktails of chanson, r'n'b and jazz." R2 Rock'n'Reel ****
"This has soul." Vive Le Rock 8/10
"Florence Joelle has an album that feels like one of the sirens has fled her Greek rockery and headed off to London." Fatea Magazine
"Florence Joelle sings rock ’n’ roll like Billie Holiday might, croons a torch ballad as Wanda Jackson may, and spices it all with a bit of Patti Smith attitude." Vintage Guitar Magazine
"With this set of songs she has brought back a return to proper singing and shown you don't have to be scantily clad and warbling to hit all the right spots. Both retro and up to date, you don't really want to miss out on Stealing Flowers." Americana UK 8/10
"All of Joelle's songs have a point delivered in a laid back manner with an eye, and an ear, for the underdog, and her tight-knit band support her well." Marlbank
"Her breathy sensual Eartha-Kittish approach to singing is highly contagious and appealing. There's not one penny-pinching moment in Stealing Flowers, that's for sure." Penny Black Music
"Paris-born, Camden-based, her music has a heady, jazzy swing of the hips, the sultry tango of 'I’ll Come Running' the perfect soundtrack to any Martini-fuelled, Mad Men-themed party." Q Magazine
“It's her voice that smacks you around the head. It's utterly unique. “
Ruth Barnes' Pick Of The Week, Tom Robinson’s Show, BBC 6 Music
“Kiss of Fire is just that: the tenderness with the heat, and the sensuality with the danger. Smokin’!” theartsdesk.com
"Gloriously retro, incorporating elements of vintage rock’n’roll, jazz, French chanson, and rhythm and blues as it used to be". RocknReel
“Right now this is the best cigarettes and coffee album of 2011.” Garth Cartwright
"Super fine and sassy singer fusing a Tarrantino-esque sense of cool with a vocal style that imbibes both Peggy Lee and Edith Piaf with touches of jazz and rock 'n' roll." Time Out
"All you can do is nod in assent and enjoy. [...] An absolutely splendid debut. " Bucketfull of Brains
“They conjure an atmosphere of sultry exoticism on this mix of standards and originals that combine early R'n'B stylings with French chanson and create something very special. Listening to these settings and her delightful voice the real world fades from view and you're suddenly decades away in a Left Bank cellar or a Manhattan cabaret. Addictive and compulsive.”
Bucketfull of Brains
"Sultry and fiesty."
“It stretches out past traditional big band charts without losing any of the fun or fireworks. An exciting addition to the jazz landscape.” All About Jazz
"An album to be taken very seriously.” The Vinyl District
"The whole thing has tinges of R'n'B, blues, jazz, calypso, rockabilly and even some chanson 'n' swing, with reverb-y guitar to the fore. Fantastic".
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