Kate Walsh caught our eye a few months back when her debut album Tim’s House went to Number 1 on the iTunes chart – some feat for a practically unknown 24-year old singer-songwriter from Brighton.
We were pretty underwhelmed by Tim’s House – it never really breaks out of its mood of dreary introspection - but it does have one killer track in the form of Your Song, a soft-focus acoustic ballad that recalls the sugar-voiced sweetness of The Sundays. Have a listen on [Myspace].
Walsh’s delicate vocal delivery occasionally shades into tweeness, a character trait supported by the fact that she lists Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos and chocolate among her influences, and, according to her biography, “still likes to eat sugar puffs straight from the box.”
Evidently a delicate soul, then - but one with the talent to suggest a bright future beyond her current job “selling soap to posh ladies.”
With the likes of Keren Ann, Candie Payne and Feist all releasing great albums recently, 2007 is shaping up to be a vintage year for female chanteuses.
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9:44 AM | 01/08/2007
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