There’s way more to Scottish newcomer Law Holt’s music than her collaborations with Young Fathers. But it’s hard not to associate her provocative, first-foot-forward take on pop with the 2014 Mercury Prize winners.
On ‘Spit’, she shrouds a simple melody until it hits drowning point. Playful pop with sinister undertones, growling vocals are set up against harsh, detuned effects and berserk beats. It’s hardly a far cry from Young Fathers’ ‘White Men Are Black Men Too’, a record that puts spirit above everything else. Studio sheen means nothing compared to a buzzing energy, and it hasn’t taken Law Holt long to come to the same realisation.
DIY has the first play of her eyeballing, uncompromising ‘Spit’ video. It’s produced by Soulpunk - watch below.
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