New artist of the day : Freya Beer ‘brilliant captivating voice with powerful dislocated backing’Every now and then a voice cuts through the noise.

Freya Beer has the voice.

It’s stark emotional and powerful and delivers a heartfelt soaring dark energy over the propulsive and compulsive stripped-down band. Some will say PJ Harvey but there is much more going on here than one comparison. There is the brooding poetry of Nick Cave, the mystery of Kate Bush but this is a gigantic sound and a raw and thrilling new talent.

Next year will all be about Mercury Music prizes and the embrace of the establishment – get there now whilst it’s still personal…

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.

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