Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Folky alternative pop
Most recent release, The Winter I Chose Happiness (2012)
Clare Bowditch's site
Ane Brun, early Jane Siberry
I think she sounds quite like Jane Siberry at times, at other times completely reminds me of (sadly missed) Shelby Starner. Definitely worth checking out! (Sherlyn.Koo)
Recommended first album:
Autumn Bone or The Moon Looked On
As Clare Bowditch and the Feeding Set
As Clare Bowditch and the New Slang
As Clare Bowditch
Clare Bowditch—vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Adrian (Homer) Holmes—
"Autumn Bone" is remarkable, and sounds like absolutely nothing else around. Very acoustic, but with an almost "vintage" sound in places, french horns and all. Very highly recommended; it's one of those rare Ecto-friendly albums that gets mass plaudits from the music media and results in constantly sold-out live shows. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
What Was Left
Wide in Australia
Clare Bowditch—guitar, vocals, hand-claps
J. Walker—electric guitar (1, 2, 5, 6)
Martin W. Brown
it's great. (Sherlyn.Koo)
The Moon Looked On
Wide in Australia
Athonay Atkinson, John Hedigan, Phil Romeril, Paul "Floyd Thursby" Gillet, Boy Harvey—male choir
This one is further along the pop stream than the two previous albums. Fun and lively. I have the version with the accompanying "campfire version" disc—just Clare Bowditch and her guitar—and these really highlight how terrific the songwriting is here. Each song shines. So does her voice. I may actually prefer this disc to the real release for that reason, as with full production of folky pop (admittedly not elaborate here) things can get a little buried, or at least less obvious. (Neile)
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