POLLY SCATTERGOOD made her debut in 2009 with a self-titled album released on the iconic Mute Records. With key influences such as BJORK and KATE BUSH, it combined jubilant experimental pop with her innocent, affected vocals.
Following her debut which featured the startlingly disturbing ‘Nitrogen Pink’ and soon to make a guest appearance on BEF’s ‘Dark’ covers album with a kooky rendition of ‘The Look Of Love’, POLLY SCATTERGOOD is back and her new single Wanderlust’ realises her potential. It is a slice of deliciously wired avant pop in the GOLDFRAPP vein, disconcerting but delightful like COCTEAU TWINS and rousing with an air of fragility.
It’s been nearly four years since her debut album and Mute Records have said Scattergood “has created a more mature, yet still innately unique, Sophomore album”. Commuting between Norfolk and Berlin to record her new album ‘Arrows’, the schizophrenic nature of these two very different parts of the world appears to have had a startling effect on ‘Wanderlust’. The album is out in the summer.
‘Wanderlust’ is released by Mute Records and available from 1st April 2013 via the usual digital outlets but can be obtained as a free download from https://soundcloud.com/pollyscattergood/polly-scattergood-wanderlust
POLLY SCATTERGOOD plays Sebright Arms, 31-35 Coate Street, London E2 9AG on 27th February 2013
Text by Chi Ming Lai
21st February 2013