last week, byte.fm‘s album of the week introduced me to some warm powerful female voice that made a meteoric entrance into the very tight i-like-female-voices club of the pond.
welcome to Scout Niblett and her sumptuous new album, It’s up to Emma.
minimal raw guitar and drums arrangements collude with bad-tempered texts, such as Gun which opens the album with a clear message: She took your love away from me, now I am thankful every day. (…) But I think I’m gonna buy me a gun, a nice little silver one.
Scout Niblett spews out her rage with a furious guitar akin to jubilation and we’re very impatient to assess her temper during her upcoming european tour:
31.05.2013 – Mannheim (DE), Maifeld Derby Festival
01.06.2013 – Hamburg (DE), Kampnagel (w/ Ólöf Arnalds)
03.06.2013 – Berlin (DE), Volksbühne (w/ Ólöf Arnalds)
04.06.2013 – Duisburg (DE), Steinbruch
05.06.2013 – Schorndorf (DE), Manufaktur
06.06.2013 – Brussels (BE), Botanique
08.06.2013 – Paris (FR), Point Éphémère (Radio Campus Anniversary)
09.06.2013 – Köln (DE) Museum Ludwig
11.06.2013 – München (DE), Strom
12.06.2013 – Wien (AT), Chelsea
13.06.2013 – Graz (AT), Postgarage
14.06.2013 – Innsbruck (AT), Bäckerei
15.06.2013 – Luzern (CH), B-Sides Festival
17.06.2013 – Lille (FR), La Péniche
18.06.2013 – London (UK), Corsica Studios
19.06.2013 – Cardiff (UK), Buffalo Bar
20.06.2013 – Leeds (UK), Brudenell Social Club
21.06.2013 – Glasgow (UK), Broadcast
22.06.2013 – Brighton (UK), Sticky Mike’s
24.06.2013 – Jena (DE), Cafe Wagner
25.06.2013 – Copenhagen (Denmark), Loppen
26.06.2013 – Stockholm (SE), Lilla Hotellbaren
27.06.2013 – Oslo (NO), Gut Feelings Festival
28.06.2013 – Bergen (Norway), Landmark
despite this bitterness, Scout Niblett doesn’t seem to be that kind of girl who feels sorry for herself, as the Gun video gives us to understand.
would snow white have such mordant irony?!