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Rosie Lowe‘s debut EP has arrived via 37 Adventures, and here’s the lead track. A scratchy, skewed number occupying the no-man’s-land between pop and r’n'b, it’s quietly arresting and happy in the background. Rosie provided vocals for Lil Silva’s summer anthem No Doubt, and the LP has been produced by Kwes and The Invisible’s Dave Okumu. [Previous]
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Phooey, is it the ’60s all over again? New singer-songwriter Paul Orwell sure seems to think so, judging by this boisterous, achingly-mod thigh-slapper.
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Today, I’m going to have a good day. I get up early, no hangover. Tidy my room. Do some admin, do the washing. Drink tea, drink coffee, read the papers. Bacon. Eggs. A phone call. Read some of my book. And it’s not yet midday. I feel happy.
Darkest Place, supported by the sumptuous, and dreamier-still, B-side Thunder, is Woman’s Hour‘s latest single. Slowly gaining momentum, the terrific fourpiece, long-term favourites of this blog, may well be due a huge 2014. Here’s hoping.
Woman’s Hour have also made an unusual film about Darkest Place with the music site The Line Of Best Fit – check it out here.
27/11 0 comments
I can’t better the Guardian‘s description of Daniel Avery‘s All I Need: according to them, it “subtly and patiently builds up multiple layers of sound, moving from the pulsing beat that makes up the first fifty seconds into a slightly more house-influenced synth riff, before snatches of distorted vocals emerge and submerge at will. Around the five minute mark the whole thing disintegrates briefly, before a drop arrives that should signal a massive rave horn but instead the whole thing just glides calmly to a finishing point.”
The song hails from Avery’s current EP Drone Logic. Signed to Erol Alkan’s label Phantasy Sound, he also has a main-room residency at Fabric. Read this excellent interview with Dummy for more on the man.
26/11 0 comments
Is Benjamin Clementine the new Michael Kiwanuka? Actually, hang on, what even happened to Michael Kiwanuka? He’s probably playing Ronnie Scott’s as I type. Anyway, back to Benjamin. Don’t tell anyone but the Clementine isn’t actually London-based; he resides in Paris now. But his original home is the gangland of Edmonton, and that makes him more than London enough for me. Arriving neatly in time for 2014 tips list, he’s also 24, Jools Holland-backed and just fantastic, in a daring, yeah-thanks-but-I’ll-make-my-own-sound kinda way.
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