Bands to Watch #137: Mechanical Bride

By on Thursday, 1st October 2009 at 2:00 pm

Mechanical Bride (side)I stumbled upon Lauren Doss, a.k.a Mechanical Bride, just the other day while browsing through Transgressive Records’ sprawling musical roster. Home to the likes of Graham Coxon, Mystery Jets and The Young Knives, this upcoming songstress was in undoubtedly good company.

Turns out that Lauren initially caught the eye of her (then) future record company with a surprising cover of Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’. Taking this slice of glistening pop, Doss turned it into a lingering, piano-led number complete with Flo and the Machine quality-like vocals. Transgressive immediately saw the potential and signed Mechanical Bride up straight away.

Doss, “a young girl from surburbia, buried deep in the perversion of music, all things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small”, states Bjork, Sigur Ros and Kate Bush as just some of her influences. Hantingly stripped back and beautiful, this Brighton-based lass manages to produce fragile pop-folk songs ala Laura Marling, with an added splash of rich blues. An almost eerie atmosphere resonates from Lauren’s melancholic songs, while simultaneously glowing with an inner musical sunshine. Watch the video to the sublime ‘Poor Boy’ below, to see what I mean:


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