(UK) Forget what you thought you knew about Nerina Pallot. Begin by tearing up the singer/songwriter tag that’s usually attached to her music. Or better still, burn it. Put the Ivor Novello and Brit Award-nominated piano ballads of the past to one side. Grab the joyous groove of 2011’s Bernard Butler-produced hit Put Your Hands Up and stamp it in to the ground. That heavenly voice? Give it some grit.
Pallot releases her new album ‘The Sound And The Fury’ on September 11th on Idaho Records (available for preorder now!). It’s an album as tempestuous as its title suggests. It’s a bold, bluesy, Biblical storm, in turns restless, aggressive and defiant. From the crackling, menacing electro-blues of opener This Is A Drum to spectral, reflective, electro-classical closer The Longest Memory, ‘The Sound And The Fury’ is as beguiling beautiful as it is disturbingly dark.
The album was launched with The Road – a hard hitting and topical video in which filmmaker Damian Weiler Interpreted the song’s lyrics his own way. Shot in Calais it is a frank, impartial document of his experience, highlighting not only the desperate circumstances of the migrant camps but the sense of community they have managed to pull together in spite of their plight. In addition, Pallot also announced a live show at The Scala, London on September 17th 2015. Tickets are on sale from 9am on Friday July 31st and available HERE!
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