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Siobhan Wilson / Kits

Glasgow Glad Cafe (Wednesday 27th March 2019)

By • Apr 2nd, 2019 • Category: Gig review

This event was to launch Siobhan’s new album, out soon and called ‘Departure’. The invite-only gig in Glasgow (there was one earlier in Edinburgh) was to road test the new material and to get her used to playing the songs in front of an audience.

But first we had Jayson Turner, aka Kits, who comes to Glasgow by way of Manchester and a couple of other places. His one-man keyboard/laptop and voice combination veered between the melancholic and the electronic, some like Scott Walker (RIP) vs 808 State. Oddly timed beats, sophisticated synth lines and some nice melodies made this an enjoyable set and BM hopes to hear and see more of Kits in future.

As a backdrop of butterflies moved across the screen at the back Siobhan played the first song of the set on the Glad’s trusty piano, then moved to guitar, electric and acoustic. New single ‘Marry You’ appeared fairly early on, as did new song ‘April’, written about her young niece and a plea for people to do what they want with their lives and not be pressured.

There were several songs in French (one or more of them a cover?) and all were delivered in Siobhan’s unique and distinctive voice. There were some dark moments and some lighter in these nuanced and at times very beautiful songs. The album promises to be at times more of a full band sound and BM for one will be very much looking forward to it. Siobhan is on tour in various places over the next few months and BM recommends that you catch her, you won’t regret it.

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