"Sinewy electronic grooves, melodic surefootedness and an existential gloom make Melody Klyman the Cocteau Twins for the i-generation." - Andy Pemberton (New York Times, Esquire, Blender, Spin, GQ, The Observer, Q, Mojo) 'Kate Bush takes over songwriting and vocal duties for Bat For Lashes.Bush For Lashes. This didn't happen, but Melody Klyman can more than satisfy those who wish it would.Not many debut albums can boast the amount of experience Melody Klyman offers on her new record 'Sovereign'.It is very personal and really symbolises an artist who has broken free from the chains.'(CLASH MAGAZINE) 'but for me this is Annie Lennox' younger sister, dressed in black and striking a pose not disimilar to that of Shakespear's Sister, Siobhan Fahey. This album is like seeing the sunrise at dawn, the cold earth having produced a low mist over the landscape. And as the Phoenix that is this album rises from the ashen coles, the feeling that Ms. Klyman may be starting on a spectacular journey is the electricity tingling in your fingertips. 9/10 (ATOMICDUSTER) 'She baulks at the term 'gothic', but at it's best her music is like Siouxsie Sioux in a tussle with UNKLE - it's symphonic, strident yet somehow soulful'- Paul Lester (The Guardian) 'haunting pulse pop resembling Laurie Anderson fronting a re-imagined One Dove'-(TIME OUT) 'Ethereal vox meets pulsating synths to create a memorable debut and one which puts her firmly on the map.'- Ian Todd (BAD ROBOT) Hailed by key tastemakers and national press alike, Melody Klyman's debut album, 'Sovereign', has brought her early acclaim from The Guardian, Clash, Time Out, and beyond. With echoes of This Mortal Coil, Cocteau Twins, Massive Attack, and Billie Ray Martin, Melody Klyman's shimmering songs are backed with glacial electronic production courtesy of Glen Nicholls (producer/remixer for Sia, Prodigy, Yazoo, Unkle). Canadian born UK based Melody trained as a classical pianist from the age of 6, spent time in an indie band in her native Canada and had been wooed as a solo artist by a major label early on (she quickly tired of being treated "like a product"). She has sung and written for a number of dance producers around the globe using an alias, picking up a gold disc and numerous plaudits along the way. While Melody's writing exploits in the dance arena were successful, her true musical inspiration was reflected in her love of artists such as Kate Bush, This Mortal Coil, the Cocteau Twins, and all things 4AD. Wanting to make music that bore all of these influences she made a home in the UK, reinvented herself for a 21st century audience and stamped it with her own personality.
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