Friday, July 19, 2013

Artist of the Day: Sophie Jamieson

The problem with singer-songwriters is there are too many of them and they're almost always shit. There's not a person out there who doesn't know a friend or "someone" who frequents the open mic circuit in order to sandwich their own shaky material between a loaf of acoustic chart covers. I suppose this only serves to make the good ones seem even better, and in the case of young Sophie Jamieson it has the same effect on something marginally greater than just "good."

After deciding not to take advantage of her Cambridge degree by flinging herself into the London music scene (good on yer', Soph), Sophie has built up a yet modest following through excessive gigging over the past year. This accumulated into Where: a tiny five track EP currently having its way with my very seduced earlobes. She takes the intelligent decision to bolster out her quiet acoustic sound with bass guitar and Daughter-esque synths, but Sophie still manages to maintain the frank intimacy her genre relies on. Her gentle, dreamlike voice is the perfectly ripe cherry on the cake, resulting in an EP I cannot believe I've only just heard.

Where is available for the tiny price of £4 on Bandcamp.
You can also check out her website here.

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