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Wednesday, June 04, 2008


Last night Ben, Stu and I went to the Scala in London's increasing-upmarket-but-still-a-bit-edgy Kings Cross to see songwriter, producer, and singer from Philadelphia: Santogold.

Santogold's real name is actually Santi White and although she's been around for a while I had only come across her once before when she appeared on Mark Ronson's 2007 album Version, performing on a cover of The Jam's Pretty Green. Santogold was in fact the lead singer of Stiffed, but she was offered a solo contract. Her debut album, Santogold, then followed in April. Santogold’s style has been defined as a mix of dub, electronic, indie rock, new wave, and punk rock. It certainly has many 1980s influences: XTC... Siouxsie... Pixies... Musical Youth... which is a good thing!

Favourite song of the night: L.E.S. Artistes followed closely by Lights Out
Slight niggle of the night: late appearance on stage
Best position of the night: the single depth balcony view that we had

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