“I don’t care what success anybody else is having with whatever else – I really need to hear my own voice now, and I believe that to be the voice of experience. So when I make an album, I’m not thinking about what’s going on in the industry; I’m not thinking about whatever anybody else is doing. For me, the focus is all on the poetry.”
So proclaimed Alison Moyet plainly when we met late on last month at London’s The Hospital Club, and certainly there’s an indwelling lyrical flair to The Minutes – her first original full-length in fast approaching seven years. Released last May via Cooking Vinyl to quietened critical acclaim, it saw the one-time Yazoo songstress revert to dark and hexing type at the gentle behest of esteemed record producer Guy Sigsworth, and Alison has very generously donated a signed 180g, limited coloured and heavyweight LP edition of the album in the hope we might pass it on to somebody listening intently out there somewhere.
For a chance to remind yourself of Moyet’s ongoing supremacy on record, all you need do is supply the appropriate A to the incoming Q:
Alison has upcoming dates at both the Royal Festival, and Royal Albert Hall, but which London venue does she prefer playing?
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