The irresistible outsider pop nugget â€œBeautiful Trashâ€ featuring Megan Washington is the first big single from the upcoming 2011 album, â€˜Her 12 Facesâ€™ by Lanu.
The combination of producer/guitarist Lanu (aka The Bamboosâ€™ band leader Lance Ferguson), with one of Australiaâ€™s biggest and brightest new musical stars, Megan Washington, has brought about a distilled and immediate dose of modern, lyrical catchiness with an edge â€“ think the eclectic, crossover appeal of Little Dragon, Feist, Emiliana Torrini, Charlotte Gainsbourg or Janelle Monae. â€œBeautiful Trashâ€ is accompanied by a cute but killer animated video by celebrated director and Australian â€˜national treasureâ€™, Lucy Dyson.
The â€˜B sideâ€™ to this digital single is â€œBeautiful Trashâ€ (Hidden Orchestra Remix), an atmospheric re-work that topples this breezy single over into menacing, dub-tinged sonic territory, with suspenseful, cinematic strings and sub bass galore.
One of Tru Thoughtsâ€™ success stories of 2010, Hidden Orchestraâ€™s debut album came out in September and is gathering major acclaim and interest from all over the world.
Lanu – Beautiful Trash feat Megan Washington (Hidden Orchestra Rmx) by Mud Hut Digital
Signed to Universal, Gold-selling singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Washington has just been awarded two major gongs – Best Breakthrough Artist and Best Female Artist – at this yearâ€™s ARIAs (Australiaâ€™s top annual awards equivalent to the Brits/Mercury Prize/Grammys).
Her debut album of idiosyncratic, dramatic indie pop, â€˜I Believe You, Liarâ€™, went Gold and shot to no. 1 in the album charts on its release in her native Australia and she is now poised to top â€˜next big thingâ€™ lists in the UK and elsewhere.
Lanu is the solo alias of Lance Ferguson, prolific producer and leader of the acclaimed Australian funk band The Bamboos, whose fourth album â€˜4â€™ came out in March 2010 to immense acclaim and the adulation of a wider crowd, as well as the dedicated funk faithful.
The official â€œBeautiful Trashâ€ digital single was preceded by a limited edition white vinyl 7â€ in December. The album, â€˜Her 12 Facesâ€™, is out on 7th March.
BEAUTIFUL TRASH feat. MEGAN WASHINGTON
LABEL: TRU THOUGHTS
RELEASE DATE: 7TH FEB 2011