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Rose Carleo / Press

“Rose Carleo TIME IS NOW (WJO) ★★★ When Rose Carleo hollers, "I tell you I'm the best I've ever been" in opening track Ten Years, it seems fairly safe to take her at her word. Unleashed somewhere between a drawl and a snarl, backed by crunchy guitars and a solid four on the floor, the statement emits the kind of confidence that maturity alone produces. Continuing in kind, the album plays out as a celebration of self-assurance, experience, and refusing to hang back. It sits closer to rock than country or blues, but you'll hear influences from all three – and they mesh exceedingly well under Carleo's songwriting. Catch your breath during the reflective metaphor of Anchor, because the consistent high volume of the rest of the album creates a flatline effect (albeit a high-octane one). JESSIE CUNLIFFE”

“Powerhouse songstress Rose Carleo’s third long-player Time Is Now has smashed its way onto the ARIA chart after its end of March release date. Debuting at #4 on the ARIA Country Top 40 Album Chart and #3 on the Australian Artist Country Albums Chart, it is already making a big impact with music fans. The rockin’ release also charted at #15 on the ARIA Top 20 Australian Artist Albums Chart and #38 on the ARIA Top 50 Albums Chart. For Rose, this is her first entry into the ARIA chart and feels like a well-earned reward for the hard-work she put into bringing the Time Is Now album to fruition. “It is unreal,” she says. “The support I’ve received from radio, the media and supporters has been incredibly overwhelming. I’m so happy with this album and how it’s taken on a life of its own. It’s a great feeling when you know you’ve got incredible support.” Read More...”

“If you want to make a name for yourself in the music business, you need one of two things - one heck of a good spin doctor spruiking your wares, or a sound that's distinctly your own. Enter Rose Carleo, who throughout the course of a healthy career has proven her voice truly is her greatest PR. Possessing a sound that combines elements of rock, blues and country, Rose has won over a wide cross-section of fans, including famed Australian music historian Glenn A Baker, who was so impressed with her track That Season Again, that he deemed it a must for inclusion on the 2012 compilation It's A Blues Thing: A Half A Century of Molten Electric Blues. The two-disc set, released by Sony Music Australia, also included songs from such music heavyweights as Muddy Waters, Albert King, Gary Moore, Fleetwood Mac, and one of Rose's personal heroes, Etta James.”