CAITI BAKER is an Australian singer who’s just launched her debut album, the 11 track ‘Zinc’. The long player isn’t a classic soul set by any means… it’s rough and tough with hints of blues and country rock but one tune ‘Could It Be Nerves’ is making radio waves. Investigation reveals that the cut is a hybrid of sounds and styles but there’s a progressive soul undertow to it… maybe a little Amy Winehouse-ish?

Track we’re liking right now is the down and dirty ‘Dreamers’ which owes more than a little to the blues classic ‘Spoonful’ in its guitar riffing. Elsewhere, not a lot to detain the traditional soul crowd but if you like things a little different you may want to investigate.