I’M YOURS STRANGER, OUT NOW Bob and Paula’s daughter makes artfully styled debut.
Few records this year will arrive laden with more baggage than Pixie Geldof’s. Daughter of sad Paula, sister of tragic Peaches, she’s long had to publicly bear the weight of personal loss. Yet first as a model and latterly a musician (she fronted grunge outfit Violet) she’s taken on an alt-diva role of her own, one which confidently informs this hazy, country-infused debut. Lyrically she’s no Lana Del Rey, but the production, courtesy of Beck collaborator Tony Hoffer, has a velvet touch and her voice a smoky allure, especially on the luxe Americana of So Strong and Escape Route’s diversion into noirish David Lynch territory, one of many songs whose sombre atmosphere is further shadowed by her big sister’s death. RUPERT HOWE
Listen To: So Strong | Twin Thing | Escape Route