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One Little Indian

Released: 08.07.16

www.michelestodart.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Founding member of The Magic Numbers, Michele Stodart’s pulsing bass casts the hook to snag a tapping foot. Newly signed to One Little Indian, Come Back Home sets up her solo album with new ideas, melancholic beats and Hope Sandoval-styled smoke to the sound, her vocals creating a cinematic feel.

Piano, strings and charismatic vocals float in and out of When It’s Over, smart orchestration offering a shoulder of support. Oh By And By rolls with a gospel choir backing born straight from a J Spaceman manual on heartbreak, and the gentle finale, Over The Hill, closes the album in the fashion it began.

Pieces is a beautiful record, with Stodart’s home brew of Americana offering a refreshing taste.

 

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