Shoving your cellphone digits right up on your Facebook page has always been deemed a brazen move, though for an artist with as much irrepressible allure as Los Angeles songstress Banks to do so is spunky in the extreme. ‘If you ever want to talk call me’, she writes and if Before I Ever Met You be any valid indication, then I’ll bet hers is the sort of smoke-caressed voice you only converse with in the death of night in seductive dreams. A vivid conflation of CocoRosie obscurity, obdurate Madley Croft sulk and Jessie Ware smooth, it’s as instantaneously striking as the track itself: miasmic R’n'B at its most deep, and dirty, and claustrophobically soulful it’s a statement of intent alright as the love affair begins right here; right now.
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- Dots & Dashes' Track of the Week comes from the (mercifully) returning @sharonvanetten. Stream Taking Chances: http://t.co/B09ON2VXEW about 15 hours ago from web
- The bad news? That Neutral Milk Hotel, Mac DeMarco and Xiu Xiu all play that night, too: http://t.co/lEcyTwO8Dp about 16 hours ago from web
- The good news? Speedy Ortiz return to London, playing Islington's Electrowerkz May 22nd. Brilliant last time out, too http://t.co/jaoKKsGPG4 about 16 hours ago from web
- Harbouring an understated brilliance to belie the band name, indulge in @DeadCrowPirates' Without Her: http://t.co/5bMVRZtShX about 17 hours ago from web