Alice Clayton // Magpie

Alice Clayton 📸: Shoot J Moore
📸: Shoot J Moore

We stop off somewhere near Hull, UK, for the fabulous folk-y textures of Alice Clayton. Her debut EP ‘Now Is Not Your Time To Speak’, features four well polished introductory tracks. Magpie fell onto my lap during the week and it is my stand-out track so far. It is chirpy, vibrant and full of charm.

Magpie opens with subtle strings accompanying Clayton’s impressive vocals. As the track progresses we are treated to a really catchy chorus. I have been humming it around London today so it’s fair to say, Clayton has struck something gold here.

The EP on the whole is a pretty decent opening offering from Clayton. Her vocals are really on point throughout. The baritone uke filled ‘Pinocchio Had A Point‘ is a really charming little piece. ‘Imposter‘ is a bit darker in tone lyrically with lines like ‘I’m average at best’ and the repeated murmuring of the lyric, ‘the imposter in me is more than I ever will be’, littering this emotive track. The heavy crescendo towards the end is certainly impactful.

Upcoming Gig

I am pretty sure we will be hearing more from Alice Clayton in the coming months. She has been heavily endorsed by BBC Radio Humberside recently. If you want to catch her live, her first headline show will take place at The Zoo in Hull. Make sure to check it out if you are around there.

Check out our showcase artist:

If you are still here scrolling , Check out info of our Showcase gig down at the Fox & Firkin on October 31st. It’s FREE ENTRY!! Darshaan â€” (BBC Introducing artist of the week 14th October 2019/will be played on BBC radio 1 by Hew Stephens on 20th Oct) is headlining. Info below!!

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