Artist Watch: 14th
Monday, October 31, 2011
While you still keep your ears locked to J*Davey, New Look, and Quadron, make room for another twosome that go by 14th and who have all the right hooks to reel you in. I'd been hearing things about this UK group, composed of the vocalist + producer combo of Tracey Duodu and Tom Barber, and have been impressed by what I heard on their debut EP, Hide Yourself. Fans with eclectic tastes will rejoice at the sound that bubbles off this set, as everything just sort of shoots out you from first listen. A bit of electronic-soul here, ambient dub-step there, and then a nice jab of House on top of that---all condensed and refined on four tracks. Before the day is through you should dive into this whole project, especially to hear the perky "Chimes" and the title track that has got music bloggers in a tizzy about what's to come next from these two talents.