Thursday, 8 January 2009

New Music: VV Brown

When grime and indie joined forces in 2007 to make grindie, Helen Of Troy... was expecting a slew of brilliant genre bastardisations in 2008. They never came. Which is why, at the beginning of 2009, we're super-pleased to announce the arrival of dwindie - doo-wop and indie - a new genre created by hotly-tipped Northampton-born, London-based songstress VV Brown.

Ms Brown's début single, Crying Blood, which was released at the tail-end of 2008, is a fantastically catchy gem that mixes 1960s soul and ska with 21st-century pop sensibilities. It might not have set the charts alight in November, but Helen Of Troy... predicts a 2009 re-release that will put VV on the Britpop map.

On her MySpace page, Brown name-checks The B52's and CSS, which is a pretty good indicator of where her music lies. Part catchy retro-pop. Part party electro.

Next single Leave, a slightly slower affair than its predecessor, is released in March, but we reckon we'll be seeing a fair bit more of Ms VV Brown before then.

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