There’s an innocence and delicacy about London singer-songwriter Lyla Foy’s voice, even when it’s ŵrapped up in echo and draped over a tingling Cocteau Twins backing, such as in Right To Be, taken from her upcoming EP UMI, the follow up to last years Mirrors the Sky.
It’s a shadowy and lo-Fi affair, but the melody cuts through the fog and hits you where it hurts. Take a listen.
UMI will be released through Sub Pop digitally on 2nd October and vinyl copies, featuring an exclusive bonus track Blue Door.
You can catch her in the U.S. for her first American live dates at the beginning of October. Details below.
Oct 1 – London, UK – Courtyard Theatre
Oct 2 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
Oct 3 – Portland, CA – Bunk Bar
Oct 4 – Vancouver – The Cobalt
Oct 6 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
Oct 7 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Palace
Oct 8 – Ventura, CA – The Garage
Oct 11 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theatre
Oct 12 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
Oct 17 – New York, NY – CMJ (Flower booking showcase @ Knitting Factory)