20 Jul 2010

TOW on 6 Music Introducing: Marianne Lee & Patricia Panther

Every week TOW is lucky enough to pick two songs for Tom Robinson's brilliant BBC 6 Music show, the spot goes out every Monday morning at around 2:30am

Marianne Lee - Wilderness Years

Props to the fantastic The Girls Are blog for turning us onto Marianne Lee. Annette Barlow and her team of super lady music sleuths are bang on with this tip from Ireland. Little is known about Marianne but listen to the music and you'll hear the two influences she cites on her myspace, Kate Bush and Sandy Denny. We can hear all kinds of loveliness, a sound that might prick up the ear of Thom Yorke and imagery that harks back to the 'gothic midlands' of Ireland where she grew up. We want her over here in the UK - watch this space!

Patricia Panther - We Are Kids At Root
A true gem we uncovered whilst cruising on myspace - Patricia Panther (it is her real name - awesome) lives in the indie-boy-with-guitars heavy scene in Glasgow and says she finds it very hard to be taken seriously as a woman making electronic music without a man tweaking the knobs and buttons behind the scene. Patricia makes all the music herself, loops all the beats, presses all the pedals and the result is something unique and truly quirky. See We Are Kids At Root especially for proof of this, she recorded some kids in Ghana using her iPhone and mixed it up with goodness knows what to create a storming tune.