New Year New Music 2011 – Rachel Sermanni

So here we go again. A new year, and lots of new music to post. First off, it’s a young lady named Rachel Sermanni who hails from the Highland town of Carrbridge. Looks chilly.

A Bridge In Carr

An acoustic singer-songwriter, she has a marvellous voice which has been likened to Harriet Wheeler mixed with Liz Fraser by none other than John Grant. If you ask me, she’s definitely more like Wheeler than Fraser, but who can complain about being compared to two such great singers? Currently unsigned, she’s got some songs up on her Myspace page, and there are some lovely live videos on YouTube, like this one:

For a youngster, she’s surely got some great songs – gentle, soft country inflected folk-pop. This year’s Caitlin Rose1 or Laura Marling, anyone? Here’s “Eggshells”, a gorgeous little number perfect for a chilly winter’s day. Enjoy.

MP3: Eggshells by Rachel Sermanni

1 I’ve listened to Own Side Now twice already today. At this rate I’m going to intersperse these NYNM posts with posts on the music I didn’t listen to much in 2010….

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