The self-released work can be previewed, with three tracks available to hear on Soundcloud:
One Man Tango – A re-working of the track which originally appeared on her December 2008 EP “Do It Yourself”
Zombie Love – Brand new track from the new album
Minutes Hours Days – A video for the first single from the album will be here soon
Here’s a few words from the lady herself:
“Having spent the past year as co-writer and vocalist of the critically acclaimed Codeine Velvet Club with Jon Fratelli, Lou Hickey is now getting ready to release her own brand of vintage pop on the world. With two self-produced EPs already under her belt, Scotland’s “Most Eligible Woman” is currently working on her first full length solo album.
Championed by BBC Introducing, she already has an impressive independent solo career already behind her, having supported the likes of Martha Wainwright, Suzanne Vega, Martha Reeves, and Imelda May, as well as being a key performer at the worlds biggest burlesque club – Club Noir.
A sexy mix of quirky jazz and burlesque glamour, Lou’s blend of retro pop perfectly reflects her vintage style, which has earned her recognition from the fashion world, including Glamour magazine, who listed her as “one to-Watch” for 2010, as well as bagging the Most Stylish Musician at the Scottish Style Awards.
Following on from a hugely successful run of dates in the UK and US with Codeine Velvet Club, including SXSW, and a highly praised solo performance on this years BBC Introducing stage at T in the park, Lou is embarking on some UK dates with her band, in the lead up to the release of her album in 2011.”
Lou will be touring the length and breadth of this fair isle throughout May and June. There will also be some freebie downloads on her website (www.louhickey.co.uk) over the next few months.
If you like what you hear, by all means let her know.