Current Singers You like

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Re: Current Singers You like

Post by shadowplay » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:41 am

NickD wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:55 pm
Back on topic though.

A twofer to start off with - Rachel and Becky Unthank
Yeah Magic singers, amazing live and on record and decent people as a bonus. A lot of more beardie folkies have it in for Becky, saying she's too 'pop' but they are talking out the back of their flat cap. Some of the most moving live experiences I've had in the last ten years have been at the Unthanks. A few times back they opened with a stark, stripped back version of 'I Wish', just hurdy gurdy and voiceand it seemed impossibly ancient and modernist at the same time. Later on they were clog dancing and telling charming stories but at this moment they were tapping into the same great well of English mysticism as Coil, it was tree pulling power delivered by the merest flick of their pinkies.

If anyone hasn't heard them, here's them singing acapella in a wood.. The girl on the right is IIRC their live violinist.

Interesting choice on the fantastic Mr Foxx. John is really interesting as he's often hidden the fact that he's actually a conventionally 'good' singer, while most singers seem hellbent on constantly showing what they can do or worse still overreaching pathetically. Check his singing on Mirrorball with a Robin Guthrie.

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Re: Current Singers You like

Post by Arthon » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:34 am

NickD wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:48 pm
Arthon wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:19 am
Liam Gallagher
Both serious and trolling at the same time, nicely played.
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Re: Current Singers You like

Post by InLimbo » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:17 am

So I came across Agnes Oble through listening to music while drawing over the weekend.

I've been listening to her for the past couple of days now and thought I'd come to see if she was listed in this thread, and, but of course, she's referenced in the first post. Nice, shadowplay.

I really like the song Familiar, and didn't even realize that I heard it on Dark until I read today that I had actually heard it on Dark.

I had no idea she did the male voices though! That's insane.

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Re: Current Singers You like

Post by Redstar30 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:35 pm

Two of my choices

Travis T. Warren
https://youtu.be/vamGP-kTeyo

Chloe Chaidez
https://youtu.be/70zVSREjcOs

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Re: Current Singers You like

Post by shadowplay » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:48 pm

InLimbo wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:17 am
So I came across Agnes Oble through listening to music while drawing over the weekend.

I've been listening to her for the past couple of days now and thought I'd come to see if she was listed in this thread, and, but of course, she's referenced in the first post. Nice, shadowplay.

I really like the song Familiar, and didn't even realize that I heard it on Dark until I read today that I had actually heard it on Dark.

I had no idea she did the male voices though! That's insane.
I think Citizen of Glass is such a fantastic record, of course her voice is the centrepiece but the arrangements and the sounds are exceptional.

The Quiet Village remix of Stretch your Eyes is worth seeking out. It's beautifully, sensual and heavy lidded, like a long lost track by Tricky at his very best.

There's a raft of great Nordic singers around at the moment! Jenny Hval (whose releases great albums but has also become the go to devastating cameo voice), Susanna Wallumrød and Amalie Bruun/Myrkur * all being amazing singers. I also love the Icelandic singer Emiliana Torrini, she's got a beautiful sense of phrasing.. Her recent record with Kid Koala was a great combination of really minimal music meshed with great singing.

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Re: Current Singers You like

Post by shadowplay » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:25 am

I just got their new and first album through the door and it got me thinking about Chloe Raunet of C.A.R, Battant and some amazing cameos. I'd have given both my nuts for a singer like Chloe when I was toiling in the synthetic post punk trenches.

This one isn't angelic of voice, it's more her attitude and full on sass. Cold sounding, a bit foreign like Gina X, occasionally coming on like a particularly displeased public announcer but sensual too. Half the time she's pretty much just talking but half the time if you sound like her....talking is more than enough. She catches you with both honey and vinegar.

Caraxes (C.A.R Redaxes) - Incognito. full on shepanther performance, lip curling, sexhey, brimming with dismissive sass.

C.A.R. - Laika

C.A.R. - Hijk

C.A.R. Idle Eyes

C.A.R. - Growing Pains

Red Axes - 5 Min (feat CAR) I mentioned Gina X earlier and by strange coincidence she's the other singer on this side of the 12' EP/pseudo mixtape. i'm not sure many singers could ride the acid rapids of this without getting in a mess.

C.A.R. - Daughters

Pinklunch (Trevor Jackson) - Inamorata - Feat C​.​A​.​R

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Re: Current Singers You like

Post by DrQuasar » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:47 pm

Monica Martin formely of Phox brings me to tears everytime I hear this version of "Unraveling" with Violents on NRP's Tiny Desk. Or any version of that song. Or anything she sings really.

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Re: Current Singers You like

Post by Mattrock » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:28 pm

I like Katy Perry, not the lyrics though, but the music quality.

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Re: Current Singers You like

Post by DWTish » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:36 pm

Lalah Hathaway, Ledisi, Susan Tedeschi, Norah Jones, Ray Lamontagne, Lianne La Havas, Gillian Welch and Esperanza Spalding come to mind, though I'm sure I'm forgetting a bunch.... Lol

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Re: Current Singers You like

Post by InLimbo » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:42 pm

How could no one post these Singers?

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