One of my golden rules of going to gigs is always turn up early and watch the support acts. If it wasn’t for that rule I wouldn’t have seen early shows by the likes of Radiohead (supporting the Frank & Walters), The Killers (supporting Stellastarr), Franz Ferdinand (supporting Hot Hot Heat) and Coldplay (supporting Terris) to name just a few.
If you’ve recently seen Frances on tour and followed my 'turn up early' rules then you will be one step ahead of me, because you will have already had the chance to see and enjoy Liv Dawson, who I’m introducing on the blog today with her official debut release Tapestry. It’s one of those songs that it’s easy to describe as sounding ‘effortless’, which is a pretty terrible description really, because it implies laziness - and I’m sure that wasn’t the case in the creation process. Maybe ‘well crafted’ and ‘beguiling’ are better words - but certainly Tapestry is sleek, sophisticated soul pop. It’s tempered and tasteful – the sort of satin coated music that at worst will find its way onto all of those ‘chillax’ or ‘late night vibes’ playlists that are designed to smooth your worries away and at its best is a rather lovely introduction to a singer, who on the evidence of this song, just oozes talent. File under one to watch.
Liv Dawson - Tapestry