Released as a digital download on November 14th, 2011
“With a pin-you-to-the-wall lyrical candour, she has to be a hot tip for hugeness” – The Sunday Times Culture
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Following the Summer download, ‘Single Blank Canvas’ which received praise across the board from the likes of Jen Long and Huw Stephens at Radio 1, Steve LaMaq at Radio 2 and John Kennedy at XFM, as well as across the press in the likes of the 405, Q and NME,Jodie Marie is releasing ‘On The Road’, a song laden with soulful melody and intricate percussion.
The track leads with a sauntering, sun-kissed verse, giving little indication of the point at 55 seconds in, when Jodie’s voice rips into the chorus – a gutsy, minor-key soul number – where the new extraordinary vocal talent lays down her marker with devastating effect.
Raised in Narberth, Wales – isolated and disinterested in the pop charts – Jodie Marie was brought up on a diet of blues and Bonnie Raitt, leading her to a soulful and genuine sound which, whilst bringing to mind the work of the greats such as Joni Mitchell, Tim Buckley and Carole King, hordes an original style and the emotional depth of her writing belies her mere 20 years of age.
Jodie was discovered by Transgressive Management (the team behind Johnny Flynn, Foals and The Noisettes) when Toby L’s father was staying in a B&B during a trip to his hometown in Wales. Overhead speaking of his son’s involvement in the music industry over breakfast, he was instructed by the landlady to check out the local plumber’s daughter’s music, and found a spell-binding voice which he couldn’t ignore.
Signed to Decca to re-launch the classic Verve record label, Jodie Marie follows a strong lineage of artists – from Nina Simone and Billie Holliday to the Velvet Underground – and is set to transcend trends and convention with her debut album (produced by Bernard Butler andEd Harcourt) that is due out in March 2012.
You can see Jodie Marie live at the following dates…
Supporting Will Young
27 Swindon, Oasis
28 Bournemouth, BIC
30 Belfast, The Waterfront
31 Dublin, The Olympia
2 Nottingham, Royal Centre
3 Oxford, New Theatre
4 Ipswich, Regent
6 Liverpool, Liverpool Empire Theatre
7 Blackpool, Blackpool Opera House
8 Sheffield, City Hall
10 Aberdeen, Aberdeen Music Hall
11 Glasgow, Glasgow Academy
12 Newcastle, Newcastle City Hall
21 London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire
22 London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire
26 Cardiff, St David’s Hall
Supporting Ed Harcourt
15 Manchester, Matts and Phreds
16 London, Bush Hall
Info from Purple PR