16 Jan 2012

6M Picks: Grimes and Pisces

Every week we get to play two tracks for Tom Robinson on his excellent BBC 6 Music Introducing show... you can listen again here.  

Grimes - Genesis

  Grimes - Genesis by factmag
This solo electronic musician has been busy - album number 4 since 2010 is due out in March and we cannot wait to hear the whole effort if this sneak preview is anything to go by. Lo-fi synth with strong confident beats and an ethereal vocal line ticks boxes for us, previously ticked by the likes of LA producer Nite Jewel and chill wave maestro’s Sleep Over... Thanks to The Girls Are for tipping her for major success in 2012 - noting that this album is due out on 4AD, remember what that did for Tune-Yards? Exciting.

Pisces - Voodoo

A UK exclusive from Sarah Negahdari’s new project Pisces. Remember her from Happy Hollows? The LA based psych rockers we tipped for Tom back in 2009. Sarah’s broken out on her own for this, a few members of HH do join her for recording sessions though so she’s keeping it in the family. The kitchen of an abandoned downtown LA studio apartment is the setting for what you hear and Voodoo is one of our tracks of 2012 already, catchy as hell with that infectious vocal line. More please Sarah!