Melancholy Melodies: Mechanical Bride
Lily says: This week's Music Pick is from Brighton-based Mechanical Bride - aka Lauren Doss - a 25 year old, self-taught singer/songwriter. Taking her band's name from the concept that a record player is almost a mechanical companion, Lauren's music has already drawn comparisson to the likes of Bat for Lashes and Laura Marling - so if you like those artists, you will probably enjoy featured single "Colour of Fire", available to download free from the Mechanical Bride site. On the haunting track, Lauren's melancholy vocals drift into your ears in a swirl of piano and strings and tell a delicate story. Mechanical Bride's debut album Living With Ants is released on the 6th June (via Transgressive). See Mechanical Bride at this year's Great Escape Festival - Brighton, 12-14 May.