Scarlet

A female fronted band is unfortunately such a rarity these days, talk all you will about sensationalised artists such as Beyonce or Rihanna, yet there is still a huge gap in the market for decent female underground musicians. Well, that was until, Liverpool outfit, Scarlet rocked up on the scene, proving that actually, us girls can both talk the talk and walk the walk.

The quintet, consisting of lads, Adam Cunliffe, Gianluca Rizzuto, Ryan Lee, Conor Williams and queen, Jessie Robinson, have had a crucial first year in the industry. From supporting the likes of The Boomtown Rats and Neon Waltz to playing Secret Garden Party and Hop Farm Festival, Scarlet are not ones to turn your nose up at.

Being described as Patti Smith, Robinson has reworked the common assumptions of women in the industry by bringing her smooth indie-rock sounding to the forefront. Latest single, Anyway, due for release 6th April. taken from EP 'Fishes' (4th May),  has an appealing ethereal coo, lightly kissed by Robinson's delicate vocalism.

Reminiscing an airy post-punk instrumental, we're met with a fluidity, so light it presents itself like an inhuman presence. The slight jacked up beat that introduces the track quells as a range of ghostly chords, build a fortress around the chorus and Robinson's celestial siren similar to that of Irish 'jangle poppers', The Cranberries.

Be sure get down to Leaf Tea Shop and Bar on Thursday 30th April for the launch of Fishes!





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