New Tracks – Chløë Black – Waterbed


Chløë Black  Waterbed.

The last time we featured Chløë Black we asked her ‘why on earth aren’t you HUGE?’  to which she responded  “well I’m not gonna lie, I have been eating a hell of a lot of spaghetti … I SHOULD be huge..’ There then followed a number of side-splitting pasta related puns which we won’t repeat here, but it does seem somewhat serendipitous that Chløë makes a return with a newly “penne”d song on what according to twitter, is world pasta day

Recently she’s been actively working with photographer Nadia  Lee Cohen helping to create a striking, twisted world of hyper-realism and faded Hollywood Glamour which seems to straddle Waters, Lynch and Kubrick. And her music often seems the perfect soundtrack to accompany that sort of imagery. Her new offering  ‘Waterbed’ proves a number of things, that Chløë was lost none of her dark allure, that she still retains a voice full of velvety languid soulful seduction, even when  singing into a microphone made out of an old pay phone she still sounds as intoxicating and narcotic as a milkshake laced with valium and she still enjoys a good old effing swear.  It’s a darkly provocative, sexually charged number, and you could interpret the song in a number of ways, indeed she has said that “the song is more than just literal.” Mind you a song with such a high “eff” count isn’t going to get you on daytime radio, any day soon, a place where non-confrontational mundanity holds sway.  Which is probably a fucking blessing.

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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