PRESENTED BY CASSIE FITZPATRICK
PHOTOGRAPHED, PRODUCED, AND DIRECTED BY THE SPREZZ
SOUND RECORDED BY LEOPOLD NAESSENS
First up, sincerest apologies for the high-pitched noise you can hear in the background - some bugger was angle-grinding his car down in the street. Well, if you film in London you're gonna get annoying noises I suppose. Hopefully it's not too distracting from the wonderful song from Louise and the Pins.
Armed with her pin-up curls, husky tones and wistful melodies, Louise Hull is bringing a touch of classic 50s glamour to the world of the singer-songwriter. Add to this a splash of Johnny Cash, a flicker of Americana and two harmonious backing singers -- Bethan Gorman and Sara Templeman -- and you've got Louise & the Pins; a show-stopping trio with an ear for a tune.
In amidst the steady throng of live performances, including a recent set at this year's Glastonbury, the girls been have been busy preparing for their debut LP. Due for release in 2012, you can get a glimpse of what to expect in the startling beautiful AA single 'Melancholy/Beauty Strange'. Out on September 5th through Chess Club, the record is bursting at the seams with tender acoustics and pays homage to the Torch Singers of the fifties.
Louise describes her sound as rockabilly with a strong torch singer element. "I want to bring people into my world," she opines. "I want to hurt their hearts and Iwant to create music that makes people feel something; real music."
And to hear them live (hopefully without a mechanic getting in the way) you can see the girls here:
The Drop Stoke Newington - Sun 14th
Wheelbarrow Camden - Tue 23rd
Wheelbarrow Camden - Tue 30th
Tune in again to BalconyTV London - there's more music on the horizon...