Wednesday, 4 March 2009

The Good Natured - New Waves @ Breaking More Waves

The Good Natured is one Sarah McIntosh from Reading, Berkshire UK, and yes she is another young female singer songwriter with a keyboard and a slightly vintage fashion sense. But before you switch off thinking ‘Not another Kate Nash’, the fact is that she is that she’s pretty good.

The back story here is that Sarah found an old tatty keyboard at her arthritic nans house and thought she would put it to some use. The results may be lo-fi but they show a great dance pop sensibility that if it develops further could lead to a growing audience. With a voice somewhere between a slightly flatter more melancholic Rose Elinor Dougall and the aforementioned Nash with less stridulance, McIntosh brings stuttering electro with soft Casio overtones to songs such as Heart Of Stone. On this particular tune she mocks “I‘m not listening to what you say,” with wrath to someone who broke her heart. Then on How Can I Believe In You there are one hundred mile an hour baby drum and bass beats mixing it up with a home made church organ sound whilst Sarah sings sullenly over the top of it all. With a bigger crisper studio production these songs have a potential to reach out to those who enjoy this currently popular genre of music. Rock boys will hate it, but Breaking More Waves says yes please !

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