Bands to Watch #152: Betty Steeles

By on Monday, 4th January 2010 at 12:00 pm
 

From the crazed synth-pop of La Roux, to the operatic vocal-explosion that is Florence and the Machine and finally, the general annoyance that is Paloma Faith, does anyone else long for the day when a nice, quiet young lady will come on to the music scene and genuinely place a smile upon the face?

Well, long no more readers, as today, we’d like to introduce Betty Steeles, a 28 year old Londoner who makes endearingly dainty pop which is certainly set to send feet-a-skipping. Now, one my favourite things about singer-songwriter Miss. Steeles is this adorable little voice which she possesses – one which flowers near-effortlessly above her fragile, fairytale-esque music. Think the quaint acoustic sounds of Ingrid Michealson mixed with the sparkly delicacy that is Mascott, and you’re nearly there with the beautiful Betty.

Her music, which, according to the lady herself, is about “people’s shy, awkward and quirky traits, having crushes, love, annoying people and being frightened”, is super chilled and mellow – just perfect to kick back and dream the day away to. It is fun, it is kooky, and finally, it is very, very cute – so why not check out Betty Steeles performing the lovely ‘Gun’ live, below?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXBcpMQQ_4U[/youtube]

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