The nom de plume of London based producer, re-mixer and singer Laura Bettinson, Dimbleby and Capper’s swirling, distorted debut single ‘Let You Go’ is an irresistibly captivating slice of gritty electro-pop.
Opening with smooth, half-spoken lyrics and fluttering guitar echoes, the song is a jagged 3:58 minute battle between anthemic pop, ambient electronica and post-rock. Awash with femme-fatale vocals, the track sees crackling synths bubble beneath fuzzy, reverberating guitars and a momentous deep, hollow bass rhythm. Earthy and psychedelic, Bettinson’s complexly layered instrumentals twist around her sultry inflections and infectious melodies. Dynamic, brooding and cautiously hopeful the forthcoming release is tinged with a frustrated romanticism: the staccato samples and weighty beats perfectly conjuring up a dizzying, disorientated state of mind.
Having self-released her debut EP Slick Maturity in 2009, the young songwriter’s percussion driven, organic D.I.Y pop has already caught the attention of Huw Stephens and earnt her support slots with the likes of Local Natives and Chew Lips. And if the eccentricities of ‘Let You Go’ and forthcoming b-side ‘Raise It Right’ are anything to go by then we have a lot to look forward to from D&C’s next musical creation.
‘Let You Go’ will be released on March 21 via East London indie label TAPE.