BRIGHTON MUSIC

ALEX K P – EP

LIVE AT THE GOOD COMPANIONS EP

Being a singer-songwriter in the present music scene is as unique as finding a red pebble on Brighton Beach. There is a glut of them – in the pubs, the streets and the internet. In the folk-acoustic genre, the glut is even more amplified. Alex KP is a folk-acoustic singer-songwriter, but she’s not just another red pebble on the beach. A bright and unique pebble, she has a familiar and vintage voice. With a familiar and warm tone, not unlike the voices of the 60’s folk heroes. There is also a fresh and unassuming quality about her, which makes her stand out among the other singer-songwriters in Brighton.

Alex Band

Making a comparison with Joni Mitchell is always futile. Joni is a class above almost everyone in the genre, with her phrasing, her unique vocalisation and arrangement, and her unmistakable lyricism. However, while I wouldn’t go as far as saying that “Alex is the next Joni”, I would say that Alex is pretty close to reinventing “that” sound. Not the sound of a singer who is merely trying to sound like Joni Mitchell, but the sound of someone who can translate raw emotions into hauntingly beautiful music.

Alex Singing

Showcasing her delightful singing and guitar playing, she recently released a live EP – Live at the Good Companions. At the moment, her sound can be perceived as un-polished, which I think is a good thing. Simply because it shows her immense potential. I can’t wait to hear more of her.

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Photo Credit:
Featured Photo and Second Photo by Jack Pasco for Sofar Sounds Brighton
Second Photo by Julian Beresford for Gnarled Apple Productions

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