The second single from Abi Rose Kelly has been a hotly anticipated one, after ‘James’ corsa’ racked up 60,000 listens on her Spotify after seemingly coming out of the unknown. With the release of ‘Polaroids & Violence’, Warrington based Abi has firmly made her mark on the indie music scene, crystallising an incredibly accomplished sound for a musician so new. ‘Polaroids & Violence’ opens with a slacker grunge vibe, before the hammering drums knock you to attention. Abi’s vocals switch from having a sultry, breathless swagger to a rasping growl, almost as if Lana Del Rey was fronting a rock n roll band, and the change in tempo for the chorus almost catches you out for a moment before firmly pulling you back in.
Recorded at The Lounge in Wigan with producer Gareth Nuttall (The Lottery Winners, The K’s, The A.V. Club), ‘Polaroids & Violence’ was written in two very different parts of Abi’s life. Telling the story of how silly mistakes can sometimes turn out to work in your favour, the basis of the song reflects a time of feeling angry at herself for getting so caught up at a party, and another time when she saw her friends struggling at the beginning of a relationship.
Abi’s current following is a testament to her immediate success, with her debut headline gig at Warrington’s 200 capacity Lounge selling out well before the night.
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