This is a quick post before I disappear for two weeks to mention Gwenno. The Pipettes singer has a little sideline solo project which she showcased a few weeks back in Pure Groove.
On stage with keyboard and Tenori-On (those things still amaze me) she played a few of her new songs. It is a bit of a departure from the candy-coated soul pop we are used to from The Pipettes, instead opting for a more electo influenced sound. Don’t think Little Boots or La Roux though, its more gentle and more mature. Lime Cordial and a song i’ve titled Dance Alone managed to stick in my head, as did the syncopated beat of Before Sunset.
Some of the songs sounded like they were a work in progress, however the solid base is there. Definately worth watching out for.