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Laura Veirs: Academy, Manchester

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 20 January 2010

LADY GAGA HAS A BRA FIRING SPARKS; La Roux has that gravity-defying quiff. Pacific north-western chanteuse Laura Veirs's only visual prop is the large bulge that lies between her normally elfin body and her guitar. "When's the baby due?" someone shouts. "April 15," she retorts. "By which time I will be a whale."

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