Posts Tagged ‘Tamsin Wilson’

<em>I Go Missing in My Sleep</em> by Wilsen

Tamsin Wilson, songwriter and frontwoman of Wilsen, sculpted much of the band’s debut album in “fleeting pre-dawn moments” while in in New York City – the record was recorded upstate and at The Farm Studio, located just outside of Philadelphia, with producer Ben Baptie.

The London-born artist, who formed the band with Drew Arndt and Johnny Simon while studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, relocated with her bandmates to NYC after graduation to focus on music. Together they’ve wowed onlookers with their tender compositions and uncanny knack for melody – but now it’s time for the show to begin proper. The album includes already-released gems such as “Dusk” “Garden”, and “Emperor”

 

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At SXSW a couple years back, Tamsin Wilson was a huge revelation gaining plaudits everywhere, a singer whose moody, calmly dreamy voice would sound amazing in just about any genre or context. Not surprisingly, that voice has since popped up all over the place, from Wye Oak to Honne plus a sample in a SBTRKT track . Still, it turns out Wilson is also ideally suited as a bandleader specifically as the singer in the band Wilsen , the group that (sort of) bears her name. Wilsen has already toured as an opener for its kindred spirits Daughter, but in 2017 the band ought to make it a headliner in its own right.

A Londoner now based in Brooklyn, Wilson sets her warm, approachable vocals against a spare but sparkling arrangement in the first single from Wilsen’s full-length debut, I Go Missing In My Sleep. “Heavy Steps” is elegant but never overbearing, with a piano and strings employed to subtly soothing effect. Wilson describes the softly intoxicating song as “a reminder to look ahead, because sometimes it’s all too easy to do the opposite.”

“Heavy Steps”’ by Wilsen, from new album “I Go Missing In My Sleep”. Pre-order: http://smarturl.it/IGMIMS_ALL Released 28th April 2017 on Secret City/Dalliance.

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From Brooklyn, New York, comes Wilsen – a band who are trying to push the boundaries of Dream Pop music with their 2012 debut album, ‘Sirens’. The band’s recent move from Boston to the urban-artist’s utopia of Williamsburg and Bushwick seems to have given them a sense of empowerment. In these neighborhoods, where everyone is some sort of combination of artist, musician, hipster, and entrepreneur, But Wilsen has risen to the challenge, and with this self-released debut they mark their territory as disciplined musicians who play simple, beautiful folk music. The group formed at Berklee College Of Music where Tamsin Wilson, who was born in London and raised in Canada, met drummer Dan Drohan, bassist Drew Arndt, and guitarist Johnny Simon Jr. Wilson serves as the group’s evocative vocal centerpiece and songwriter, and together they aim to serenade listeners with their fresh approach to folk-pop. Their sound has been dubbed, “dream folk”, and each song is indeed a musical journey that guides the listener through a different folk fantasy.

This album doesn’t feel run of the mill– it paints rich colors through its explorations in tone, melody, and subtle arrangements. ‘Sirens’ has a wealth of variety that stems from Wilson’s vision. It is the flexibility of her voice and her reach as a songwriter that sets this band apart.