VANESSA ANNE REDD AND FRIENDS
Vanessa Anne Redd celebrates Xmas and the launch of her new IVY1 EP alongside friends.
Vanessa Anne Redd is a London based British/German singer-songwriter making raw, alternative cosmic folk-rock. A palette of guitars from sweet finger picked folk to fuzz droning underpin sweeping melodies. She mixes cathartic, light, country tinged ebbing harmonies using percussion, piano sparkles, uplifting swathes of hammond, stabbing brass and strings.
She is celebrating her latest EP ‘IVY1’ following on from her third solo LP “Sweet Way Around” alongside albums ‘Zumbo Waxes’ and ‘Behind the Wall’. She’s inspired by artists such as Julie Collins, Karen Dalton, Can, Holly Go-Lightly, Nico, Leonard Cohen, Billy Childish and Angel Olson. Her sound is sweet yet tough and is described by Vanessa as “a simple grunge-folk affair”.
She has previously released albums as part of electronic act Rubicks, and alt-folk duo Six Years, has toured the UK, Europe, Canada and the USA with the likes of Gary Numan and John Foxx and played SXSW and Canadian Music Week. Her music has been released through her co-owned label Sharp Attack Records.
“Redd’s artful storytelling never gets predictable…a gritty growling note in the music and her vocal melodies that makes sure that songs ..have something to snag against..shoegazer territory but builds into an almost operatic outburst of joyous overlapping vocals” – UNCUT magazine
“VAR’s induction to the singer-songwriter premier league..Vanessa Anne Redd has assembled what can easily stand amongst the best singer-songwriter albums of the year..British-German musician has created a brand new contemporary folk” – Loud & Quiet
“Bold stark songwriting… Driving, direct, and wholly affecting. Comparisons could be made to PJ Harvey’s imperial phase, but really Vanessa Anne Redd stands apart. Tune in now” – Clash Magazine