Somewhere between Jazz, Folk, Gospel and Americana there’s an area of music that doesn’t have a name. With a cartographer’s attention to detail, Kirsty McGee – a wandering maverick and spellbinding live performer with a voice that has been described as having the texture of smoke and velvet – has spent the past fifteen years and seven albums mapping this place, tracking the common origins of song.
THE HOBOPOP COLLECTIVE
Hobopop (n) [music of no fixed abode]:
Ever-changing bunch of leftfield misfits and ragged visionaries with playing credits ranging from Tom Waits to GoGo Penguin. The sound is joyful and dirty with hints of gospel and blues, sometimes veering towards cubist shuffle and wry noir. From musical saw and waterphone to Humber hubcaps via the occasional metal bucket.