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Grace Sings Sludge is the solo outing of Grace Cooper of The Sandwitches and The Fresh and Onlys, recorded at home where the full intensity of Grace’s yearning and unsettled lyrics can be properly expressed. Life With Dick, which is adorned with some of Grace’s watercolour artwork, is released by Empty Cellar.


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Life With Dick by Grace Sings Sludge
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6/10 Clinton Staff review, 04 July 2017

Grace Cooper was in mysterious LA band the Sandwitches (their spelling) and here she goes it alone (well with the help of a drummer) for some spindly minimal-pop. Opener 'A Man Doesn't Want' has that exact slightly scary feel that Catpower used to get in her early records particularly on 'Moonpix' - the lack of instrumentation creates dark spaces for Grace to spin her tales. This is followed by similarly sparse track but which use acoustic instead of the electric guitar.

Any production at all is minimal and this could pretty much be a live album such is the sparseness and the rudimentary playing and as such I've found my gripe. The songs and lyrics both sound fascinating. She has the guitar tabs of Tracey Thorn's 'A Distant Shore' to hand and the vocal stylings of Diane Cluck to work with but I bloody well can't hear either properly and so I'm left frustrated. 

Promising. Someone wire her money to get this properly produced. 


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