Released via our signature label Best Fit Recordings this coming Monday (November 5), we’re thrilled to offer you a full stream of the spell-binding debut EP from Brookyln based siren Eddi Front. Made up of three original songs and a heart-breaking cover of Nick Cave’s ‘Into My Arms’, the self-titled EP is as perfect an introduction to Eddi’s guarded world as one could ever wish for.
There’s an unmistakably noirish quality to Eddi’s exquisitely poised ballads and her words, backed simply with shivering piano and guitar, are full of sweet menace. But her voice – breathy and beguiling – belies the force, and sometimes filth, of her lyrics. As an old-fashioned purist when it comes to building and recording a track, it means her songs are haunted with a creaking, dusty, old music hall quality.
It took a long time for Eddi to even be persuaded by her musician friends into a studio. Having been so devoted to simply recording the song in the moment on her four-track, anything more high-tech, she says, “felt like cheating.” The resulting studio recordings that shape her self-titled debut EP have lost none of the charm of those humble introductory demos, retaining that hazy, dreamlike quality.
Eddi Front makes her live debut performance on Thursday November 8 in the beautiful surroundings of St Pancras Old Church in London. Only a handful of tickets remain, priced at £7 each in advance via the Communion website.
Pre-order a 10″ vinyl edition of the Eddi Front EP, featuring beautiful hand-written lyrics, via Rough Trade.
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