This week TOW speaks to Saint Saviour, the angel-voiced singer who made her name writing and fronting Groove Armada’s latest album Black Light. Now she’s about to unleash her debut solo album on the world, Union. Becky Jones has a voice in a million and is a fantastic song-writer. She reckons she’s managed to please all her fans on this record, those who like her in die-hard electroclash mode and those who prefer her voice soaring over a piano ballad. It’s been a long road and now with a fresh signing to AEG Live, Saint Saviour cannot wait to get her music into the public domain.
On Tuesday Ruth went along to the Houses of Parliament to quaff House of Commons Sauvignon Blanc (seriously) alongside Bernard Butler, Martina Topley-Bird and Robert Wyatt as part of the Live Music Act celebrations. Here’s the official blurb: ‘Performances of live amplified music to audiences of less than 200 people between the hours of 8am-11pm will no longer require local authority permission.’ Big news! We’ll be hearing from UK Music CEO Jo Dipple who’s pleased as punch.
There’s a brand new single from Southampton/ Brighton uber folk quintet Moulettes, plus a radio play first singer songwriter Sophie Jamieson whose song Harbour Wall we can’t get out of our heads. Plus we’re a little in love with Charlotte Hatherley’s new project Sylver Tongue, and whilst on the subject of tongues, we hear from The Sharp Tongues too - London via Ontario threesome who make kick ass rock ‘n roll.
There’s also new music from Visions of Trees, The Cornshed Sisters, Jenn Rawling & Barsho Parks, Zara McFarlane and more.