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BBC Music Introducing North East - Tips for 2020 - Girl From Winter Jargon

BBC Music Introducing North East – Tips for 2020 – Girl From Winter Jargon


“If I were called upon to distil my visceral response to Girl From Winter Jargon, it would be “me too.”
Without Apology,‘ drags me, at my late age and pushes me back in time into inner writhings that I’d rather forget; back through all those feelings of both desiring and loving someone enough to both adore them and wish them into non-existence – enough to want to put it on some kind of flag. I think we’re at a point, as women, in the midst of the turmoil of many people not just wanting, but needing to express their experiences and emotions about love, loss, desire, fear – that it all begs the question of what it is to be a woman.
Maybe the better question is: what’s the best way of being a human?
One definite answer would be to pack everything you feel – longing, love, shame, rage, wonder – all in one little package of art. But it’s not enough to belch it out – we’re all numb from too much entertainment and too much music.
It has to be a Jewel box of a song – a Jewel box loaded with a jack-knife instead of a ballerina – a voice that carries you into experiences of pain you’d rather forget, but so beautifully – that you’re forced to listen.  I might forget that my spirit bears such strange-fruit if not for the rich, natural, but tortured swoop of Rachel’s voice; the unforced rubato insistence; the hard, ringing bell-strokes of her guitar. This is what art is – it buffets you, and pains in a way that leaves you both wrung, and somewhat bruised, but also grateful, and wanting more – like love itself – even hard love.”

Dominique Sherter – (Daughter of French Concert Pianist – Annie Marchand Sherter (1935-2015) )
(Full Review of Without Apology here)

Girl From Winter Jargon - Music Box 2019 - Photo Credit - Mark Blizard 1 (1)

Girl From Winter Jargon – Photo Credit – Mark Blizard

 “A great singer and a virtuoso guitarist who is really relaxed and comfortable in her own skin; she really, really was exciting and definitely original onstage.”

– Vic Galloway, BBC 6 & BBC Scotland


“Nuance-rich vocals combine with stand-alone electric guitar, live looping layers and strange, spooky noises. Girl From Winter Jargon is talent & art personified and one of the best things you’ll see, ever.”

– David Saunders –  (Tees Music Alliance / The Black Sheep Frederick Dickens / Goy Boy McIlroy)