“The pursuit of perfection in art is a completely futile waste of time because there is no yardstick to measure an art,” reasons Dan Patlansky. “What is the perfect art? It’s in the eye of the beholder, I suppose.”
The blues-rock musician is explaining why his new LP’s called ‘Perfection Kills’.
“It’s the perfect way to describe the album,” he continues, “because that was the concept I had: I wanted a more organic, raw feel going through it.”
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Mollie Marriott has hit the ground running. Just weeks after releasing her debut album, ‘Truth Is A Wolf’, the singer is touring the UK as special guest of Bad Touch. No stranger to the country’s stages – earlier this year she supported Paul Weller and Wilko Johnson – Marriott looks and sounds totally at home in front of the Islington Academy crowd.
Backed by a tight three-piece band, she seduces those who’ve come out on a Sunday night with her majestic voice and self-deprecating charm. Able to see only her own face staring back from the T-shirts in the front row, she sings into the dark with all her heart.
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Ahead of Bad Touch’s first ever headline tour, singer Stevie Westwood talks to us about lessons learnt on the road, why their fans are so important, their difficult second album, and their Planet Rock-playlisted duet with Mollie Marriott, ‘Baby Get It On’.
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November is shaping up to be very busy for Mollie Marriott. Not only is the singer releasing her debut album, she’s heading out on tour with Bad Touch.
“I’m really excited about the album,” she says of ‘Truth Is A Wolf’. “It features a lot of different styles and I think it really showcases my vocals. We had a lot of fun making the album and I hope people enjoy listening to it.
“I can’t wait to perform the songs when we tour with Bad Touch in the UK during November.”
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Mollie Marriott | Borderline | 1 June 2017
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“The right backing vocalist will mould their voice to fit the lead singer rather than just stand out and sing in their own voice,” explains Mollie Marriott, a former backing vocalist herself who’s now walked the 20 feet to stardom.
“It took me some time to figure out what I actually sound like myself, because you can be quite impressionable as a backing vocalist, picking up bits and pieces from other people.”
But Marriott, who stepped out as a solo singer after working with A-grade talent including Oasis and The Faces, has certainly found her own voice. Powerful and charismatic, with a hint of melancholy, it’s a finely tuned instrument perfectly suited to the confessional, deeply personal songs she’s written for debut album ‘Truth Is A Wolf’.
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Mollie Marriott’s first solo gig didn’t quite begin according to plan.
“I was absolutely terrified,” remembers the daughter of Small Faces and Humble Pie legend Steve Marriott. “It was at the Half Moon in Putney, which was the last place my dad played before he died, so it was such an iconic place for me.”
The singer’s backing musicians had convinced her they’d start performing before she joined them on stage, to show the audience she wasn’t just the singer in a band.
“So they all walked on and left me in the dressing room,” Marriott remembers. “I could hear them playing, but when I went to open the dressing room door it was locked and I couldn’t get out,” she laughs.
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