‘I went to stage school but all I got was lousy parts, but Lily Allen did alright so I thought I’d have a go’. However, LA-based Sarabeth Tucek – already championed by everyone from Smog and The Brian Jonestown Massacre to Bob Dylan – is a singer-songwriter in the proper sense, a cross between the icy cool of Nico and Neil Young circa his so-called ‘doom trilogy’ of the mid-’70s. Accordingly, the songs on her debut range from bittersweet (the amazing ‘Something For You’, which first attracted NME’s attention when released as a limited single earlier this year)
to downright murderous (‘Holy Smoke’), but they are never less than absolutely stunning.
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