We, the people of Bandwidth, UK, were first introduced to the dulcit tones of Rachel Austin this time last year on the rather brilliant web show Kick Out The Jams, where she was promoting some songs from her latest album ‘Hello My Uglies’.
So its long been an ambition to work with her. And here is the result.
Rachel, by the way, didn’t want to repeat the same old same old, of an acoustic unplugged set in a shop. This session depended on finding somewhere in town with awesome acoustics and then attempting something totally a cappella.
‘They Said’ is a beautiful, lush song on record. You can download it here.
Maybe its the setting. Maybe its the addition of Marty ‘Dr. Lilt’ Byrne on vocals.
But if you ask me there’s something brilliantly scary about this version.
And we like it.
Rachel Austin – They Said
Download for iPod (64.5MB)
Filmed by Will McConnell
in Belfast, June 2009
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