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free music friday: lou rhodes
October 30, 2009, 2:44 pm
Filed under: free music friday, mp3

fmf_lourhodesLou Rhodes
‘There For The Taking’

Lou Rhodes, contrary-voiced singer from electro band Lamb, is back with her third solo album One Good Thing in March, preceded by a UK tour. Recorded ‘live’ in a studio over two short weeks, the result is described as “a record of disarming honesty”. Lou drops names like Nick Drake and Nico, and it’s easy to see the comparisons with their substance-over-style mentality. ‘There For the Taking’ is a beautiful, floating song: a little Elliott Smith, a little Ane Brun. It’s pared right down to the bone, with pretty guitar wanderings and the lyrics providing an uplifting address to the listener. Think echoes of a wooden-floored room, a scrubbed kitchen table, soaring green hills. The lyrics are simple, but the edge of whisper to Rhodes’s voice makes it seem like she’s imparting secrets. The combination of acoustic guitar, an unusual voice and a smattering of strings isn’t breaking new ground, but does provide the perfect rainy-day soundtrack. MP3 after the jump.

Catch Lou at the following venues from November 21st:

21.11.09 Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury
22.11.09 Phoenix, Exeter
24.11.09 Glee Club, Birmingham
25.11.09 Komedia, Brighton
26.11.09 Talking Heads, Southampton
28.11.09 Thekla, Bristol
29.11.09 Cockpit, Leeds
30.11.09 Band On The Wall, Manchester
01.12.09 Bush Hall, London


FREE MP3: Lou Rhodes, ‘There For The Taking’ [email signup required]

visit Lou on Myspace


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