WALL

This week’s featured artist WALL describes herself as a singer-songwriter-producer but it’s the ‘producer’ suffix that gives the most away about her sound. She owes as much to the 60s pop reimagingings of Stereolab as she does to acoustic guitar-wielding troubadours like Beth Orton.

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 11 Feb 2013
  • min read
She owes as much to the 60s pop reimagingings of Stereolab, High Llamas and Soy un Caballo as she does to acoustic guitar-wielding troubadours like Shirley Collins or Beth Orton.

Her music combines classic songwriting with plenty of blur and distortion, as she uses samples and lo-fi production values to update the singer-songwriter template. She’s not alone in this mission, the likes of Daughter and Melody’s Echo Chamber draw on similar influences to dramatic effect.

She first emerged last summer with debut single Magazine for newly formed BCS Records and quickly found herself championed on blogs around the world. Following the publicity, her first live show was a complete sell-out and she’s since been on tour with Saint Saviour.

Her schedule shows no sign of abating, with a new EP imminent, followed by a string of US dates that will take in South by South West. Expect to hear a lot more from WALL this year.