20 Feb 2012

6 Music picks: Ooti Skulf/ EFTBD/ Bunty/ Jasmine Kennedy

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

Here are the picks from the last two weeks: 

13 Feb: 

La Boîte à ooTi " Lili sur le Bord" from YYlabel on Vimeo.

The name is slightly odd, true enough, but Breton singer Ooti Skulf has that kind of sultry Francophone vocal that you can only dream of. Marry that with a strong songwriting sensibility courtesy of Ooti and her ‘musician and handyman’ John Trap and you have a sexy, clever and infectious result.

Entertainment For The Brain Dead - Roadkill

Julia Kotowski makes music as EFTBD - a bedroom producer who lives at home with Ma and Pa in Cologne, Germany. Studying audio-visual Media-Studies at the Academy of Media Arts there, Julia engages physically with her craft and illustrations - like the linocut for her first compilation of songs ‘Hypersomnia’. It’s Julia’s voice that weaves everything together - ‘everything’ being: her ukelele, found instruments from the kitchen like peppermills, jars and even drawers... Thanks to Aaahh Records for finding her and giving her bedroom musings life.

20 Feb: 

Bunty is a Brighton-based musician and visual artist and TOW LOVES this slice of looped gospel pop with a sharp edge, it’s ticking all our boxes. What a voice! Bunty says: ‘She whispers, bellows, beat boxes, claps, stamps and produces frenzied harmonies to create her music from scratch.’ Talented? Yes. Original? Yes. Like? Absolutely!

Jasmine Kennedy - Dinner For Breakfast

Batley in West Yorkshire seems an unlikely place to produce this young singer-songwriter. Maybe that’s unfair, maybe it’s a hot bed of untapped musical talent! What’s next? Later... with Jools, live from Batley! Who knows... Jasmine has had support from the BBC Local Radio station up there and we can see why. Lovely, deep, rich voice - funny lyrics and a talented guitar player to boot. What’s not to like? And please don’t mention Tracy Chapman...