Emperor’s Box: Katie Noonan and the Captains

Katie Noonan has in the recent past been best associated with the sounds of jazz and light classical, so the opening tracks of Emperor’s Box are probably best explained as unexpected.

Collaborating with The Captains, Noonan has produced a record most closely related to her traditional George-esque roots, with experimental pop and atmospheric melodies abounding. True fans must not worry however – her sublime voice is ubiquitous and both the emotionally soaked ballad title track and the ambitiously arranged ‘Time’ will convince listeners this is Ms Noonan at her best, and probably most versatile.