Brighton, UK artist NANCY (aka Jamie Hall of Tigercub) makes melodramatic DIY pop that pulls from a large swatch of '70s rock, including gothy, glamy melodrama and English baroque-n-roll. He's just released his full length debut, English Leather, which he descibes like this: “‘English Leather’ is inspired by midnight shadows behind closed curtains in crummy B&Bs, cigarette smoke after hours in seedy seaside bars, and broken bottles that twinkle like stars under platform shoes. The album is a psychedelic portrait of repression, self-denial and introspection, with a perverted underbelly of indulgence and depravity at its core. After all, it’s the English way." English Leather is a lot of fun -- read our review -- and you can listen to the album below.
We asked NANCY to tell us a little more about the specific influences behind English Leather and his list includes some that you might pick up on and ones you might now. Check out annotated list below.