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Released: 25.06.21

 

 

 

 

 

 

A sweet and delightfully sour debut from London musician Harriet Zoe Pittard under the moniker Zoee. Found sounds both musical and domestic form a basic architecture to build her songs, which are delivered with definite quirky Englishness, and an undercurrent of playful off kilter menace.

Very much leaning into pop with a creative twist, she uses the sounds of her everyday – train announcers or microwaves – forming them into tunes with delicately sung lyrical insights to her microcosm. There’s a few real standout tracks here: Evening Primrose is lush but unnerving, Microwave frames a perfect pop ditty and record highlight The Loft is sonically experimental and has a glorious free jazz contribution from experimental saxophonist Ben Vince.

 

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