Wow! I was quite taken aback upon hearing Claire Nicolson’s second single. It's a dreamy, folky, synth infused adagio sample of breathtaking pop music that made me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside.
Within this one song are the hallmarks of a potentially great talent and it reminded me of listening to Vainzine favourite Jesca Hoop for the first time. Lovingly produced by Claire’s brother, ex-Primal Scream producer Hugo Nicolson (there are definitely no primal influences here I assure you) and recorded in LA – although it invokes more feelings of being recorded in a Norwegian wood - this is a great cinematic style of song.
With a live version of 'Quiet Company' - an acoustic countrified love song and apparent live favourite of Claire’s loyal fans - big things are expected of her forthcoming album “52 Card Pick Up”, due early summer 2011. If you can’t wait that long her next London gig will be at BBC 6 Music DJ Chris Hawkins’ Night at Catch, 22 Kingsland Road, 10th Feb. Be there!