Duffy - Rockferry

IF DUFFY has missed your media radar so far, it won t be long before she s all over it. The pretty 23-year-old Welsh blonde has got the mainstream media bleating how she ll be THE sound of 2008 like a valley full of sheep. There s no denying Rockferry s s

IF DUFFY has missed your media radar so far, it won't be long before she's all over it.

The pretty 23-year-old Welsh blonde has got the mainstream media bleating how she'll be THE sound of 2008 like a valley full of sheep.

There's no denying Rockferry's smooth pop-soul leaning and vibrant production values, and the half-husky, half-syrupy-sweet vocals reek of 'old soul' stars like Dusty Springfield.

It's nothing wildly original, but brush aside snooty cynics who moan the industry is merely flogging old tunes as 'new' to everyone too lazy to discover the originals; these 10 tracks make for a sweet, sassy set with almost universal appeal. ****