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Another Sky: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

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    cfabbro
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    I had never heard of this band before, but this set gave me goosebumps all over when listening to it, so I thought it worthy of sharing. Listening a second time now and I am still getting the...

    I had never heard of this band before, but this set gave me goosebumps all over when listening to it, so I thought it worthy of sharing. Listening a second time now and I am still getting the tingles. Oof, so good!

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      Loire
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      Absolutely wonderful find. Is it just me or does England seem to have a penchant for these unique, room filling female voices. Heather Reid from London Grammar is another with that beautifully...

      Absolutely wonderful find. Is it just me or does England seem to have a penchant for these unique, room filling female voices. Heather Reid from London Grammar is another with that beautifully expansive voice.

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      1. cfabbro
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        The UK in general seems to put out a disproportionate amount of amazing female vocalists. Adele, Amy Winehouse (RIP), Shirley Bassey, Dolores O'Riordan (RIP), Imogen Heap, Ellie Goulding, Florence...

        The UK in general seems to put out a disproportionate amount of amazing female vocalists. Adele, Amy Winehouse (RIP), Shirley Bassey, Dolores O'Riordan (RIP), Imogen Heap, Ellie Goulding, Florence Welch, Annie Lennox, Dido, Paloma Faith, Joss Stone... and that's just off the top of my head.

        Never heard of London Grammar before either, but this was great. I'm going to have to listen to some more of them.

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      2. cfabbro
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        Sorry for the second reply but I just had to share this. Reading the band's bio on their record label's site, this section seems to perfectly describe what I find so compelling about the lead...

        Sorry for the second reply but I just had to share this. Reading the band's bio on their record label's site, this section seems to perfectly describe what I find so compelling about the lead singer's voice:

        When you listen to Another Sky, it’s probably Catrin Vincent’s voice that’ll catch your attention first. It is a weapon – peculiar, androgynous, lurching and defiant – that she wields to beautiful, evocative effect. When Guardian music critic Caroline Sullivan saw the band perform at The Great Escape this year, she tweeted, “I'm almost dumbstruck by the singer – she has the strangest, most haunting voice I've heard in ages.” Catrin is delighted that people find it so strange. “A lot of people think I’m a man,” she laughs. “I think people are embarrassed when they initially think it’s one of the guys singing, but I love it. It’s like I’ve got two voices – there’s this soft, whispery voice that can go really high, and then suddenly there’s this angry chest voice. Somewhere along the way, I drew two voices together.”