Track Of The Day – Self Esteem – I Do This All The Time

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Some songs come along and just blow you away, and this, well …. this is a work of art. From her Indie roots with Slow Club where she would bound around the stage singing,  playing the drums or the guitar whilst wearing a Sheffield Wednesday top, to some moonlighting with Moonlandingz, Rebecca Lucy Taylor under her Self Esteem moniker has transformed into a full-on pop star. “I Do This All The Time” is a work of genius, yes that’s an overused word, however, it has been fact-checked by the hype police who have decreed it has been employed entirely appropriately in this case. “I Do This All The Time” feels powerful poignant, moving, sad, funny, and liberating, it also feels rather like being released into the light after a year in a very dark tunnel. It’s quite beautiful.  

Taylor delivers the spoken word verses in her Yorkshire accent which gives way to a soaring uplifting soulful chorus. Taylor says “All my upcoming work is exploring how complicated it is to just be a human. I’m wonderful and I’m terrible. I hurt people and people hurt me. I feel everything and nothing. It’s a shit laugh but then it can be quite jolly, can’t it ? The video is the first chance to spot one of the many easter eggs for Self Esteem purists as well as the rather on the nose metaphor of me hugging myself – much like Elton John in the movie “Rocket Man” does. Enjoy!””

 

 JULY

30 – Camp Bestival, Dorset

AUGUST

08 – Get Together, Sheffield

NOVEMBER

01 – Fleece, Bristol

02 – Wylam Brewery, Newcastle

03 – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

04 – O2 Academy, Oxford

06 – The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

07 – Audio, Glasgow

09 – The Workmans Club, Dublin

10 – Gorilla, Manchester

11 – Belgrave Music Hall

12 – The Leadmill, Sheffield

14 – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich

15 – Sub 89, Reading

16 – The Joiners, Southampton

17 – Heaven, London

19 – Elsewhere, Margate

20 – Patterns, Brighton

23 – Phoenix, Exeter

24 – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

 

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ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. 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 Currently writing for U.S. Magazine and website Under The Radar. Andy been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Regular podcasts can be found on Mixcloud and Spotify. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. He's also been moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, and a former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has been published worldwide wide and appeared in the likes of The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War.

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