LISTEN: Kim Gordon – ‘Sketch Artist’

With her inimitable vocals and uncompromising, ever-cool style; it’s no surprise that Kim Gordon‘s brand new single ‘Sketch Artist’ is an intriguing, heavy, eclectic gem. Taken from her first solo album No Home Record, which is set to for release on 11th October via Matador Records, the new track is accompanied by a sharp set of visuals directed by Berlin-based artist Loretta Fahrenholz.

Following on from Gordon’s 2016 single ‘Murdered Out’, ‘Sketch Artist’ is a multi-textured new offering that snarls, bites and sedates in equal measure. Speaking about her upcoming album, Gordon extrapolates: “Why a solo record? And why now? I don’t know, but it wouldn’t have happened without the persistence of Justin Raisen. Living in LA the last few years it feels like home, but the transience of the place makes it feel sometimes like no home.”

Gordon’s feelings about LA are explored in Fahrenholz’s visuals, which feature the artist as an “Unter” driver with a deadly stare, cruising through the city causing pedestrians to break out in to strange spasms of movement. The video also includes a cameo from actress and writer Abbi Jacobson. Whilst most will know Gordon for her work with Sonic Youth – alongside her numerous art exhibitions, and her brilliant 2015 memoir Girl In a Band – these new tracks prove she is capable or re-directing her vision whenever the mood strikes her.

Watch the video for ‘Sketch Artist’ below and follow Kim Gordon on Twitter for more updates.

Photo Credit: Natalia Mantini

Kate Crudgington

Track Of The Day: Pinky Pinky – ‘Do Me Dirty (Charlie)’

Imagine that classic American teen flick. Boy meets girl etc etc. This track is fitting for that part in the film where the girl realises she doesn’t need a man’s approval as she playfully frolics around her bedroom whilst going through some sort of reinvention of herself. In fact, once I’ve finished writing this, I’ll probably be that girl…

This sing-into-the-hairbrush, paint your nails black, slap a facemask on and call it self care song is ‘Do Me Dirty (Charlie)’ by LA trio Pinky Pinky.

Infectious and uplifting, the new release features sunny guitar which cruises carelessly atop of ebullient, glistening arpeggiated top notes of a piano and the anthemic hum of warm organ. The sugar-coated voice of singer and drummer, Anastasia Sanchez, resonates throughout like a breath of spring. The energy of this track is like a volcanic eruption of glitter and rainbows. I can’t stop smiling.

Sunglasses are advised.

Produced by Hanni El Khatib and Jonny Bell, ‘Do Me Dirty (Charlie)’ is out now. Catch Pinky Pinky live at the following UK dates:

17th May – Mono, Glasgow
18th May – Sneaky Petes, Edinburgh
20th May – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
21st May – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
22nd May – Sebright Arms, London
24th May – Dot to Dot Festival, Manchester
25th May – Dot to Dot Festival, Bristol
26th May – Dot to Dot Festival, Nottingham

Megan Berridge