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    Thumbs up Stunning new female solo artist..... FKA Twigs

    Just been blown away by this girl on Jools Holland... Kind of cross between Kate Bush and Bjork - supremely talented vocalist and dancer, with very distinctive voice and amazing range. Check her out, if you don't know of her already:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkLjq...FYTv-4&index=1

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    Very talented, her voice reminds me a little of Alison Goldfrapp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian7633 View Post
    Very talented, her voice reminds me a little of Alison Goldfrapp
    If she's half as good as Alison she'll do for me. Her breathy vocals on 'Felt Mountain' make it one of my favourite albums...

    I always record Jools Holland, so I'll get to see it Later... (get it? Later...?) Oh never mind I've been disappointed with the current series - I don't know if it's the format change, the artists, or my advancing years, but I've not been feeling it lately. Last week with Imelda May and Ronnie Wood I quite liked though. The artists were more in line with my tastes
    Pining for the fjords? What kind of talk is that? And why did he fall flat on his back the minute I got him home?

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    Nice dress sense too.....

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    I have three children in their thirties whose remit for Christmas and birthdays is to find me some new music I've never heard of so FKA has been in my collection for some years - agree, great voice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian7633 View Post
    Very talented, her voice reminds me a little of Alison Goldfrapp
    Yeah, Alison Goldfrapp's a good shout. New on the radar for me (don't know how I missed her until now), but for me ticks so many boxes as a performer. It's not just about her ethereal-like voice either; it's the whole package - very surreal and 'out there', and the kind of talent we very rarely see now, which is completely divorced from the bland manufactured pap produced today.

    This performance of Cellophane is simply spellbinding:



    As is her version of Summertime, Live at Maida Vale, including the rest of her mesmerising performaces:



    Stunning.... Timbo, this would be right up your street!

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    Been aware of her for a few years now, bought her debut album when a friend suggested I check out a video by her, Pendulum.





    I think she is pretty amazing artist, musician and very original.
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    Stunning video!

    She's so creative in all aspects of her work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Stunning video!

    She's so creative in all aspects of her work.

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    Nods, I agree.
    Regards Neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Stunning.... Timbo, this would be right up your street!

    Marco.
    I do know her Marco and well spotted to recognise my penchant for female singer/songwriters. Hugely talented yes and very original, but very much not my thing. I'm more a roots, stripped back female singer/songwriter lover, so anything remotely pop oriented, electronic, with overly rich production or the barest whiff of auto-tune, has me running for cover.

    This is my thang;



    Amythyst Kiah (just this week Grammy nominated) is what I would call stunning, she's mesmerising live. The other artists in that video are all favourites too, especially Allison Russell and Rhiannon Giddens.

    Yola, from Bristol (also Grammy nominated this week). You might recall an album choice of mine which folk liked, The Pines by Phantom Limb from Bristol. Yola was the singer, they split some time ago now.



    Really loving Lisa O'Neill too, new artist for me this year, but I'm a huge fan. She's a hoot live too. I really like her Marco, but you're going to go WTF



    . . . and the likes of Courtney Marie Andrews and all the artists on the new Tom Waits cover album I put in Spinning today . . . I'm not sure anyone here likes any of what I would call my favourite female singer/songwriters.

    So as you can see, all very, very different to FKA Twigs! But totally agree she's a talent.

    I don't post that much of what I like these days, as I know I'm a lone wolf in the wilderness most of the time when it comes to music likes. Audiophiles, females and GWG as they call them, seem to be at odds - Diana Krall appears the nearest a lot get! Grant comes the closest to playing my kind of music and Werner and I are very much aligned.

    I'm not a fan of Bjork either

    Good shout though, I think she would be something live if you liked her music and style.
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