Thursday, 19 September 2013

Alex Cheatle - New Waves

Whether she’s putting her own songs over other's tunes or her original compositions Alex Cheatle is the new kid on the block that has got our ears furiously twitching  

With awards under her belt from a very young age (Cheatle became the youngest person ever to win the UK national songwriting competition The Make It Break It Awards, formerly known as The National Youth Rock and Pop Awards back in 2009) there’s already no doubt that she has bags of ability and now you can hear it hitting the internet.

Taking Marlena Shaw's Woman Of The Ghetto (Flume's Jackin House Remix) and Star Slinger's track Mornin', Cheatle has put the icing on the musical cake with her own song Sweet Loving as a vocal top off and created something not so distant from The Avalanches’ Since I Met You – one of the best singles of 2001. It’s blissfully summery, infectiously breezy and sweetly sung; it's a tune to make you feel lifted and light headed. 

It’s not all mash ups and utra-modern production though. Elsewhere on You Tube you’ll find evidence that Alex Cheatle has more than one asset at her disposal – she’s an adept songwriter standing on her own two feet as well. After you've been wowed by Sweet Loving (and downloaded it for free) check out the atmospheric ballad The Woods as well.

Alex Cheatle - Sweet Loving (ft Starslinger and Flume)

Alex Cheatle - The Woods (Video)

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