"If Kimbra and St. Vincent had a roaring pop-rock-vocalist-music love child, it would be Natalie McCool" - Indie Shuffle
"It's only a matter of time before the rest of the internet falls under her spell" - Nylon
“Dig It Out” is a dreamy pop gem" - Pigeons & Planes
Natalie McCool, one of the most well respected singer-songwriters to emerge recently, has announced the upcoming release of her second single this year. ‘Dig It Out’ will surely build upon the plaudits and momentum that previous single ‘Wind Blows Harder’ cultivated, which garnered praise from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, Clash, NME and Indie Shuffle.
McCool boasts the very finest musical background, graduating from the highly prestigious Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) with top honours. A burgeoning alumni career has seen McCool perform at Hyde Park to an audience of 120,000, with a live four-track EP from London’s Abbey Road Studios also under her belt. Fans of McCool’s work include Sir Paul McCartney, Bernard Butler (Suede), Steve Lamacq and Mojo founder Paul Du Noyer.
A young disciple of her influences Johnny Marr & Elizabeth Fraser, McCool’s signature sound is her ice-pure voice layered over chorusdrenched guitar – both shimmer amongst sounds that are natural yet fashioned to bespoke perfection. She taps on the doors of listener’s hearts with a hush of absolute conviction and beguiles the ear to long for more. Everything about Natalie McCool is original and bona fide – with each second of ‘Dig It Out’ oozing real and authentic emotion.
Where her previous single drew together a dense fabric of influences including Jeff Buckley, Cocteau Twins and Stone Roses, ‘Dig It Out’ sees McCool turn towards a more contemporary mindset. As delicate as a rose and as utterly conspicuous, ‘Dig It Out’ sits in a glorious hinterland between isolated frost and simmering heat. The track has a laid-back feel with highly exposed production, it jumps and spirals with complete freedom and seclusion whilst McCool’s breathy voice brilliantly hems the listener in, keeping them involved and interested. Topped with David Berger’s (Outfit) fantastic production work, which sees instrument and voice meld into one during the canny chorus, ‘Dig It Out’ is the perfect continuation of Natalie McCool’s excellent catalogue of pop brilliance.
‘Dig It Out’ will be released September 15th via Young & Lost Club, with the single launch taking place at Madame Jojos (White Heat) on September 16th followed by a 10 date UK tour (www.nataliemccool.co.uk). Live dates have also been announced for August which include Liverpool’s International Festival, where she will be performing on stage with Boy George and Bernard Butler (21st August, St George’s Hall, Liverpool http://www.limfestival.com/steve-levines-assembly-pointsessions-buy-tickets/)
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