Essex-born singer/songwriter, Polly Scattergood released her debut self-titled album in the UK on March 9th and I’m really starting to get into it now, which is a good thing since it’s coming out here in the States in May. In a world full of over-produced, overly-commercial pop music, Scattergood is a welcome breath of fresh air. Her sound is a cross between Sia, Tori Amos and Björk. Her stunning debut single Other Too Endless is a standout, with a remix by Vince Clarke (of Erasure) making it even more fabulous. I hope she does a small tour here in the U.S. I could see her playing a venue like Paradise or Roxy and rocking it. This lady deserves recognition so check out her MySpace and look for her album in US record stores on May 19th. In the meantime, to get your Polly fix, download a free album sampler.
(Polly’s just announced, via her MySpace blog, that her second UK single will be Please Don’t Touch, a theatrical little number that is fast becoming a favorite. I absolutely love the harmonies on this track!)