"(a) fine singer"
"Guest Katie Rose takes on the vocals for these tracks and her presence adds a nice point of contrast to Anderson's singing elsewhere. In being reminiscent of the classic 1970s folk voice she manages to point up the essential Englishness of these songs"
“Katie Rose is, quite simply, a superb singer and the inventiveness of these arrangements marks the maker of "Empty Cup out as something much more than just a talented folkie tarting-up her trad repertoire with a few 'edgy' bleeps and beats. This is your actual English traditional soul music."”
"stunning vocal aerobatics could not in isolation be considered so crucial an element in the success of any contemporary album of reworked traditional song, and Katie's gorgeously urbanised take on tradition relies equally as much - if not more - on keenly imaginative musical arrangement for its impact."
“With its relaxed and meditative feel, this is an album which will leave you feeling that the glass is in fact half full.”
“Molly Bawn, her take on Polly Vaughan, is intensely appealing, a swirl of sound with the voice as icing, and her Quite Silent works superbly, ripping the song away from its past.”
“Singer songwriter Katie Rose is a delicious blend of Kate Bush and English rose with a spiritual sprinkle on the top. Her vocal chords, which spiral around sacred mantras that she’s plucked from all corners of the East, could charm the most petulant of snakes.”
“Pamela Wyn Shannon's Moss Mantra is a tour de force. whispering the mosses over dark backing, equalled by Katie Rose, who mingles three witches' songs and chants in different voices: Witches Reel - included on this issue's fRoots 40 Compilation - is a come-all-ye invitation to ancient wickedness.”
“ Terrascope, Reviews for June 2012 The strangest, most eccentric contribution to this exquisite and revelatory compilation, though, comes courtesy of Katie Rose's "Witches Reel". Heck, no self-respecting weird/wyrd/alt etc collection would be complete without referencing "the goddess" and as such Katie gets to carry the team flag. It's spooky, it's odd, it is highly singular and a resounding hit with this coven's jukebox jury. Ian Fraser, Review of 'Weirdlore'”
“ Review in fROOTs Oct/Nov 2010 Echoes from the Mountain - Various Artists - Rif Mountain Katie Rose pretty well scoops the jackpot with Dave Evans's Grey Lady Morning. The original is special, but Rose's stretched, wavering vocal over sparse tampuri drone is an eye (and ear) opener.”
“Five traditional tracks, interestingly arranged and lovingly rendered, come courtesy of FOL-DE-ROSE on her self-titled EP (Rose Window). The author of the project, Katie Rose, is interested in the folk song as performance, therapy and ritual and these aspects all come through on her EP, from the train sound effects on 'In The Pines' to the serenity of 'Barbra'. This is one for the more tranquil moments of summer.”
“Limited-edition EP of Katie's folkie quest follows her wandersome (seemingly) wilfully arty excursion through some trad folk staples (and Heart Like a Wheel). Initial unfavourable impressions are dissipated on closer acquaintance, as subsequent plays reveal intelligence within the idiosyncrasies, and by the tangy, mesmeric finale Sweet Primroses you'll be totally hooked.”