Emilie Zoé- Dead-End Tape (2016)

What a beautiful album this is! Imagine PJ Harvey (To Bring You My Love era) with an essence of Portishead melancholia, sometimes uptempo (Little Liar) but without getting dark or melodramatic. Just a voice, a guitar and some percussion in the background, singing over simple song structures...how is it possible that this has become my favourite listening for this summer's evenings? Well, I guess songs like I Cried In My Beard provide the answer.

Emilie Zoé is from Neuchâtel, Switzerland and this is her first full album (an E.P. titled Empty has preceded).