“Mesmerising” – The Sunday Times
Natalie McCool, one of the most well respected singer-songwriters to emerge recently will surely build upon the momentum that previous singles ‘Wind Blows Harder’ and ‘Dig It Out’ cultivated. Both Young & Lost Club releases, the tracks garnered praise from the likes of The Line of Best Fit (song of the day), Clash, NME, Nylon, Pigeons & Planes, Indie Shuffle and The Sunday Times (track of the week). A THUMPERS rework of ‘Wind Blows Harder’ also scooped song of the day at Best Fit.
McCool boasts the very finest musical background, graduating from the highly prestigious Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) with top honours. A burgeoning alumni career has seen McCool perform at Hyde Park to an audience of 120,000, with a live four-track EP from London’s Abbey Road Studios also under her belt. Fans of McCool’s work include Sir Paul McCartney, Bernard Butler (Suede), Steve Lamacq and Mojo founder Paul Du Noyer.
A young disciple of her influences Johnny Marr & Elizabeth Fraser, McCool’s signature sound is her ice-pure voice layered over chorusdrenched guitar – both shimmer amongst sounds that are natural yet fashioned to bespoke perfection. She taps on the doors of listener’s hearts with a hush of absolute conviction and beguiles the ear to long for more.
Where ‘Wind Blows Harder’ drew together a dense fabric of influences including Jeff Buckley, Cocteau Twins and Stone Roses, ‘Dig It Out’ saw McCool turn towards a more contemporary mindset.
After an autumn which saw McCool perform on stage with Boy George and Bernard Butler at Liverpool’s International Festival, the lead up to new year saw her venture back in the studio with David Berger from the band Outfit and emerge with an upcoming EP that takes her work a step further.
‘PINS’ is the first track to be revealed from the EP with the announcement that she’ll be performing on April 16th at The Islington, London (Free entry).