Music

UK Tings: VV Brown

by Winston "Stone" Ford

VV Brown – Leave

VV Brown – Crying Blood (Live on Jools Holland)

I’m loving this video from London-based artist VV Brown. Brown, whom the BBC and the LA Times (and now this blog), has pegged as an Artist to Watch in 2009 blends a lot of that Motown sound that we claim to hate with a hard edged, almost punk attitude. While people might automatically compare her looks to Janelle Monae, her sound is definitely on the other end of the spectrum. What really put me in VV’s corner was this innovative video for her single “Leave,” and her Flash enabled website, which might be the best designed artist site of 2009. (via Tarik at Radio Milwaukee)

myspace.com/vvbrown
vvbrown.com/


  • http://glasshousedc.blogspot.com Sonya

    Watching that second video, I thought Janelle Monae – again

  • jconda

    “a lot of that Motown sound that we claim to hate with a hard edged, almost punk attitude”…there couldn’t be a more accurate description. Can’t call it with her though…will have to check an album. If every track has that driving punk-ness to it I’ll get tired of it quick.

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