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Alison Goldfrapp

Alison Goldfrapp

Who: Alison Goldfrapp
Where: Belongil Fields
When: Saturday July 19, 2003

FORMERLY the queen of ambient beauty, UK vocalist Alison Goldfrapp seems to have traded in her crown.

On her new album Black Cherry, Goldfrapp sports a darker crown which has seen her strap on some sex appeal and take a dive into electronica.

Goldfrapp has already made a big name for herself in the UK and Europe, becoming a staple on the majority of chill our compilation album releases.

Australians would probably be most familiar with Goldfrapp's work with electronic acts Orbital and Tricky.

Her debut album Felt Mountain was nominated for the 2001 Mercury Music Prize and was a fantasy trip topped off with her enchanting, airy vocals.

Black Cherry will allow Goldfrapp to please her old fans add make a few new ones along the way.

Written and recorded by the Goldfrapp duo of Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory, the album moves into more experimental grounds with darker moods.

The first single Train features a heavy bassline that pounds along nicely with Goldfrapp's purring vocals.

The album is splattered with robotic 80s disco on the track Strict Machine while Hairy Trees, Forever and Black Cherry return to familiar atmospheric ground.

Australian fans can get a taste of Goldfrapp live when the duo performs at this year's Splendour In the Grass festival at Byron Bay from July 19 to 20.

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