St Vincent (4 stars)

This article is from 2007.

St Vincent

Marry Me

Oddballs make the best music and Tulsa-born singer-songwriter Annie Clark AKA St Vincent is further proof of that. Marry Me is a bizarre hotchpotch of higgledy piggledy melodies, high-pitched harmonies, sweeping strings and harps, horn snatches, tinkling pianos and warm, acoustic guitars, all driven by Clark’s swoonsome soprano and unique storytelling, and it makes for truly compelling listening as a result. Kate Bush devotees will adore this inventive debut collection of beautifully crafted eccentric cabaret pop; a special record indeed from a remarkable new talent to be treasured. Play once and prepare to be hooked. (Camilla Pia)

St. Vincent

Sublime sounds from the Kate Bush-like St Vincent, aka former Polyphonic Spree/Sufjan Stevens guitarist Annie Clark.

O2 Academy Brixton, London SW9

Tue 17 Oct

£27.50 / 0844 477 2000

O2 Apollo Manchester

Wed 18 Oct

£25 / 0844 477 7677