Saturday, March 26, 2011

What are you trying to tell me, I don't know

I was listening to BBC6 on the iPod this morning. Liz Kershaw was putting together some nifty sets then she put something that was new to me on. It had a fair amount of bombast along with some compelling ambiance and atmosphere. Plus, a solid vocal that reminded me of Siouxie Sioux and P.J. Harvey.

I tried googling some of the lyrics I was hearing and right by the time the song ended I made my discovery. Her name. Anna Calvi.

She's got a cool style going with the flamenco gear. There's a lot of buzz for her in the UK.

I think she justifies the hype, and she covers Piaf.

Brian Eno thinks she's, "The biggest thing since Patti Smith." High praise indeed.


Anonymous said...

Christine & i enjoyed listening to her -- thanks for the introduction!

Someone Said said...

Just met her myself this morning. Glad you two like too :)