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New Music: Roxy Rawson

Siobhanne Beattie


Singer/songwriter, Roxy Rawson releases her hotly anticipated single Fingers this month from her forthcoming album Quenching the Kill. Self-released on Polk Funk Records, Fingers follows Roxy Rawson’s critically acclaimed EP Changing Things, which was released in 2009 on Ambiguous.

Classically trained Roxy has been pegged as the UK’s answer to Regina Spektor, and has been bringing her bewitching blend of jumping melodies, unconventional rhythms, and colourful lyrics to London’s music scene for several years now.

Fingers was born out of an idea Roxy had when pondering the answer to our earthly existence whilst strolling along London’s Hampstead Heath, and believing that her answer lay in the trees, the plants, and simply in being alive. A melody was born, and Fingers was the end result.

Roxy, accompanied with her violin, loop station, stage piano, and an exciting, eclectic group of backing musicians, has spent the last few years cultivating a array of loyal fans with live performances in some of London’s quality venues, including The Troubadour, Union Chapel, and Notting Hill Arts Club, as well as playing at The Royal Albert Hall. A guest spot alongside Australian pop singer Sia at The Roundhouse further heightened the buzz already surrounding the Roxy. Exciting things are sure to prevail for this promising singer.