The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Music -

THE LOW-DOWN Pat-on-the-back time: one of the first me­dia sources to rave about Anna Calvi was The Ticket. Last Fe­bru­ary we were swayed by tunes that came pack­aged with a tang of old-school mys­tery, a dollop of cin­e­matic sass and a huge ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the blues – qual­i­ties that never go out of fashion. Since then, she has signed to Domino, spent much of 2010 per­fect­ing her sound and en­joyed lav­ish praise from Brian Eno and Nick Cave. Her de­but sin­gle, Jezebel, a beau­ti­ful dis­play of Calvi’s art-rock sen­si­bil­i­ties, con­firmed all the early ex­pec­ta­tion, while her live show, which most re­cently saw her sup­port­ing Grin­der­man and In­ter­pol, is some­thing to be reck­oned with. The self-ti­tled de­but al­bum is due for re­lease in Jan­uary, fol­lowed by her first proper Ir­ish show (Dublin’s Work­man’s Club on Fe­bru­ary 23rd). She’s also one of the acts to ap­pear on the next sea­son of Other Voices.

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