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Tuesday 19 March 2024


Lisa Moorish, singer with Kill City back in the early 2000s, has been out of the music industry for some time. She's been drawn back in writing a solo album called Divine Chaos, out later on this year. It's been led by a single released a couple of weeks ago, an electro- pop song about Sylvia Plath. Two decades ago Lisa was told she bore a strong resemblance to Sylvia Plath, something that sparked a dive into Plath's books and life and the uncovering a number of parallels between Sylvia and Lisa. The song has been remixed by David Holmes, so frequent a visitor to these pages he's practically resident, and the pair of remixes are a joy, David going full on acid house on the remix, the squelch and kick drum alongside Lisa's vocal giving it massive dancefloor vibes. 

The Dub Mix strips the vocal away, concentrating solely on the mirror ball action, eight minutes of unfettered, strobe lit wonder. You can buy both remixes and the original version at Bandcamp.

Incidentally, if you're interested in a small but beautifully packaged, meticulously researched and beautifully written account of Sylvia Plath's time in Paris in 1956, Dave Haslam's My Second Home is still available to purchase from Confingo Press. Dave's series of books for Confingo are all worth collecting, small enough to fit in your pocket, an essay zooming in on a detail in pop culture from the past but with something to say about the present too. Dave's books include Picasso in Paris in the early 20th century, All You Need Is Dynamite (the story of an early 70s terror cell the Angry Brigade based in Manchester's Moss Side), Courtney Love's sojourn in Liverpool in the early 80s, and the life of Cressa, a Mancunian face and former Stone Roses dancer/ associate. The next one in the series is out next month, the tale of the time Grace Jones turned up at Strawberry Studios in Stockport to sing with A Certain Ratio. 


Khayem said...

Wow, this is a very pleasant and welcome surprise. I'll confess that I only know of Lisa Moorish's music from her 1990s solo career and the unfortunate and unwanted tabloid attention following her involvement with Liam Gallagher and Pete Doherty.

The David Holmes remixes make it a must buy anyway but I like the original version too. Added to the list!

I'll also check out Kill City, who passed me by completely...thanks, Adam!

Swiss Adam said...

I think Kill City passed me by too Khayem and I was determined to write this post without mentioning Liam Gallagher.