Debut For Fearsome Dimbleby & Capper

Dimbleby & Capper is the alias of 22 year-old singer, producer and remixer Laura Bettinson.

Hailing from the same South London / New Cross scene that produced Mercury nominees The Invisible and the highly touted Micachu, Bettinson quickly built a reputation as a fearsome one-woman live act. Initially armed with only a lap-top and loop station, layering vocals and effects, D&C has managed to create something that’s both left field and hook-laden – experimental yet accessible, while taking in influences as far ranging as Bow Wow Wow, Cyndi Lauper, Beck and Radiohead.

Now backed by a group of black clad, white mask wearing musicians, the live show has been grown into a more percussive, organic sounding experience, and has led to support slots with the likes of Local Natives, Chewlips and Hockey.D&C became one of the most talked about newcomers on last summer’s festival circuit with her appearances at Glastonbury and Latitude – her performance at Glastonbury becoming the festival’s most watched performance on the iPlayer from the BBC Introducing stage.

Having developed her production skills under the mentoring of Nigel Godrich (The man known as the ‘sixth member’ of Radiohead) and Liam Howe (whose recent production credits include Marina And The Diamonds), Bettinson’s home-produced material is a dark, unfathomable beast- closer to glitchy bone clacks and experimentation of PJ Harvey and Radiohead than the pop-led crop of girls currently dominating the charts.

Debut single Slick Maturity (released on Up Slot Records on April l6th), is indicative of Bettinson’s potential to write huge melodies that slowly unravel and hook themselves into the listeners subconscious. With it’s off kilter rhythms, and slightly distorted vocals Slick Maturity is already gaining early specialist radio support from the likes of Radio 1’s Huw Stephens.

As well as writing and producing her own material, Dimbleby & Capper is already building a burgeoning reputation as a remixer of note, having already been commissioned to work with the likes of Animal Kingdom.

Dimbleby & Capper plays at Gold Dust Club, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen on March 17th

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