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UK’s WALL Has Ears. Good Ones.

UK’s WALL Has Ears. Good Ones.

By Halley Bondy
December 11, 2012

Name: WALL

Where she’s From: London, UK

Genre: Washed-out wintry indie-pop

Most Similar:  St. Vincent, Feist, Saint Saviour

Sounds Like: The heartwrenching-est indie movie breakup

Droning organ, a muttered pulse, and whispery, melodic reverbed-out vocals are the recipe for pretty-as-hell, and London’s new ungoogle-ably named WALL is concocting the perfect blend as we speak.

The young producer/singer/songwriter — 25 year-old Lyla Foy — has been noted for her cover of Karen Dalton’s “Something On Your Mind.” Dig deeper and you’ll find original singles with a consistent, intimate glow that sound constructed entirely from London fog — and of course, a studio WALL built herself. Yes, every dribble, every atmospheric ping, every gorgeous wavering falsetto note is brewed deliberately in her carefully-assembled lair. Ain’t nothin wrong with an acoustic nerd.

WALL recently hooked up with the folks behind Black Cab Sessions, a UK live music video series that takes place in the back of a cab. Following in the footsteps of the likes of Death Cab for Cutie, Bon Iver and Amanda Palmer, WALL sang a song in the backseat, and recently became the inaugural member of their label, BCS Records.

We’re looking out for WALL in 2013, but in the meantime, check out her standout single, “No Secrets.”

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