Grimes – aka 22 year old Montréaler Claire Boucher – makes a special kind of weird pop which is far removed from any of that of her peers and extremely broad in it’s references.Frequently beautiful, melancholic and scary but always immediate, her tracks are a peculiarly accessible mix of Broadcast, Bjork, Kate Bush and the codeine heavy beats of previous No Pain In Pop artist Nite Jewel.
Her debut record Geidi Primes is the synthesis of this unconventional, genre-bending approach to music.
GRIMES August live dates:
3rd Whelans, Dublin
4th Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, London
5th Corsica Studios, London
8th The Arches, Glasgow *
9th The Deaf Institute, Manchester *
10th Thekla, Bristol *
12th The Haunt, Brighton *
(with How To Dress Well)
GRIMES “Geidi Primes”
Full length CD/ LP re-release on No Pain in Pop, out August 8 2011