Press and Reviews – June 2012
A selection of the press so far for Rebekah’s Sing You Through The Storm EP (March to June 2012):
ARTROCKER MAGAZINE: “Guaranteed to get lighters waving”
THE 405: “A joy to listen to”
FRESH ON THE NET (TOM ROBINSON): “Like a female Nick Cave. Splendid!” (Little Boy Blue)
FRESH ON THE NET (Sing You Through The Storm)
FATEA MAGAZINE: “Deserves to be a hit”
GOD IS IN THE TV: News of EP launch
THE GIRLS ARE: “Charming, often anthemic pop”
THE VPME: “ A distinctly sinister atmosphere and dark undertone and it contains Rebekah’s trademark pull no punches lyrics” [Little Boy Blue]
THOSE WHO DIG: “You’ll be singing along before the final chorus is over”
KERSANTTI PIPPURI: Review of the EP launch gig. In Finnish!
A MODEL OF CONTROL: “With a calibre of songs like this, the wider world is utterly clueless if they don’t pick up on it”
ARTROCKER.TV: Video première
AAA MUSIC: News of release
BIG MEDICINE: Sing You Through The Storm “runs deep and resonates”
Live review – Music Week Breakout @ Proud Gallery March 2011:“Those aware of Rebekah Delgado’s previous outfits will already know of her knack for writing hazardously catchy songs brimming with charm and incisive wit. Since going solo last year, she has taken this to new heights, crafting tunes that explore themes of fear, regret and desire as well as searching for hope and strength at the end of life’s bleakest tunnels. This, coupled with a self-deprecative and surreal sense of humour, is a tantalising mix.
Taking stage in one of Proud’s dimly lit stables, Rebekah provides respite from the commotion of the industry-based Music Week crowd. Backed by violins, saws and cellos, her husky London-esque growl weaves nursery rhymes laced with arsenic and disconcerting dreamscapes. “Vampires” – her future Swan Song – is a mighty, sighing acceptance of the inevitability of time and its decay; mesmerizing light-drenched lullaby “Sunrise” is a soothing elixir for any angst; whilst the delightfully gothic “Palabras Para Julia”, based on a poem by Juan Goytisolo, presents someone not afraid of defying the blokeish, rock n roll convention that would normally reject such intellectualism. “Trying To Forget You”, with its simplistic, longing chorus “….Still trying to forget you… it’s been five months and a day”, contrasts with the semi-sadistic line “How I love to see your prison”, then vacillates back to the tenderest half-whispered poem.
But be careful not let the strings or this intimate gorgeousness tempt you to idly box Rebekah in with female, “nu-folk” contemporaries. And don’t get too comfortable; the string arrangements make for an eerie, violent sound that is not too un-reminiscent of the Velvet Underground and Nico. Never straying from her DIY punk sentiments, her gig tonight features a masked assistant displaying translations of her lyrics on make-shift signs and the infamous “Drunk Choir” also make an appearance, resulting in the rest of the audience joining in the sing-along at the end of “Sing You Through The Storm.”
Thanks to her intensely personal, story-teller like presence, Delgado gives the kind of performance that lingers helplessly in your mind for weeks afterwards. Heart-felt but never soft, smart-as-a-whip but always accessible, Rebekah Delgado is quite simply unlike anything else out there. Currently working on the final stages of her first album, elegant word play, painfully honest introspection and lashings of slick pop credibility are all to be expected.” Rachel Matilda Muller-Heyndyk, Joyzine, April 2011
Soundsxp.com:“Rebekah Delgado is a 24-carat goddess of infectious vocal melody and have-your-eye-out lyrical phrasing.”
BBC London: “A voice made for opulent lighting and red velvet curtains.”
The Fly (live): “This swoonsome pop essence is something that simply demands attention. Rebekah’s striking appearance reciprocates perfectly with her honey-soaked gravel vocals. When she whips out out the French-speak, blokes get hypnotised. You just can’t take your eyes or ears off this for one second.”