kudos for vindication blues

“beautifully controlled, almost sculpted music… but that’s only one side of Luckless, and Rossiter’s other mode is more defiant than defeated„. atmospheric and dynamic, and perfectly suited to songs I’d describe as lusty and lyrical, but hardly Luckless.”  
- Nick Bollinger, Radio New Zealand

"An essential statement from an artist who hasn’t so much grown as exploded, and this album is much recommended… Say hello-and-wave-goodbye to another great talent from this country? Hope so, she deserves "a global platform" (as they say).”  
- Graham Reid, Elsewhere

“sometimes hefty, sometimes ethereal… mixes dynamic instincts with a cinematic inclination”
– Shane Gilchrist, ODT

"Vindication Blues... is the sound of the natural world coming through the artificial overlay of society.  Raw, heartfelt, primal emotions crack through false politeness, like flowers cracking through concrete, revealing something real and powerful amidst the desolation of superficiality."
- The Equal Ground


kudos for luckless live

"A warming, folky blues arrangement held together with simplistic solo guitar loops that soon become sonic and mesmerising layered with an excellent vocal capacity... she proves it’s possible captivate a crowd with a single instrument.”
Get Into This

"Ivy Rossiter, aka Luckless, delivered a sterling set… A big talent with a bright future, her second album ‘Vindication Blues’ comes highly recommended.”
- Von Pip Musical Express

“The perfect comedown was provided by Luckless – Ivy Rossiter to the postman. Her vocal delivery of incredibly heartfelt and at times melancholic lyrics was sublime and somewhat reminiscent of Zola Jesus or Sharon Von Etten – both artists we hold in high regard."
- Get Into This


kudos for luckless self-titled

**** - “a wonderful slow-burning debut…” Dominion Post

9/10 - “this record is as defiant as it is fatalistic; as vulnerable as it is fierce; and as beautiful as it is rugged” - Cheeseontoast.co.nz

“Mining a reflective and sombre vein similar to that walked by the likes of Anna Calvi, Beth Gibbons (of Portishead) or even Rebekah Del Rio, the songs captured by Luckless alternate between weightless and deeply submerged”. - Martyn Pepperell, Rip It Up

 2016 Profile in Lola Mag

2016 Profile in Lola Mag