Louder Than War’s Jeff Mason has been listening to our new artist of the day Louise Turner, former session singer with the like’s of Elbow and Primal Scream as she launches her solo career as Turner.
Singer songwriter Louise Turner as spent the last few years keeping herself very busy, not as a solo artist, but as a session singer.
A very in-demand session singer… & with a string of collaborations & guest appearances on tunes featuring Primal Scream’s Denise Johnson, Manc poet & song-writer Edward Barton, indie outfit Bluebird Kid Clark etc, Louise even lent her vocal talents to a top 10 dance chart hit with Frater & Stent!
After singing on the Mercury Prize-winning & platinum-selling album ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’ with Elbow, Salford-based Louise teamed up with the successful “Art & Soul” band DC Fontana from 2012 to 2013, and enjoyed a busy action packed year gigging around the country and receiving fantastic reviews for the bands EP “Pentagram Man”.
But her dream was to become a solo artist, so earlier this year she decided it was time to make the break and leave DC Fontana.
She as now teamed up with producer/musician Yves Altana (The Chameleons/ I am kloot), and within a few weeks her plans have started to fall into place, a unique fusion of psyche/ soul/ pop and art is being created.
With hints of Debbie Harry, Nico and Dusty Springfield to her very powerful voice, “Turner” is well and truly ready to make her mark in the music world.
This multi talented young lady as much to offer. Eye-catching & ear-catching, Louise can also play acoustic guitar & various percussion instruments.
In my opinion ‘Turner’ is one to watch out for in 2013, and I can’t wait for the EP release.
The Turner EP will be available by limited physical copies on May 1st and will feature 6 tracks with hidden surprises.
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