The concept of bedroom-pop is taking the music industry by storm right now with acts such as Clairo, Gus Dapperton and boy pablo leading the charge. However, here at TMB we like to bring you the waves of underground talent emerging from the shadows, today coming in the form of Pizzagirl.
A solo project from a young man, confined to his bedroom in Aintree, Liam Brown is definitively what it means to be a bedroom-pop artist. In his self-created bedroom studio (nicknamed ‘The Beatzzeria), Brown writes, records, produces his own music as well as creating his own visuals and artwork whilst his mum takes his press shots, and friends record his music videos. This small homegrown operation makes Pizzagirl an inspirational new artist, even at this early stage in his career.
Beginning with an airy synth with Brown’s reverb-soaked moody vocals drifting over the soft melodics, new single ‘body part’ is a thick and juicy track that grabs your attention right from the get-go. Repeats of “’cause they hate me now” over a build of guitars and a punchy kick quickly transform the track into an 80’s infused hit. With the opening verse and chorus sounding like the best pop songs of The Human League, the tight drum machines and smooth transitions create an aura around ‘body part’, making it one of ‘Pizzagirl’s’ most stand out deliveries yet.
Since the turn of the year, Pizzagirl’s debut EP has gained numerous plaudits ranging from the likes of radio superstars Annie Mac and Lauren Laverne as well as supporting labelmates Her’s across the UK. Every one of his tracks is melodic, groovy yet full of thought, passion and youthfulness. If you’re missing the super soundtracks of your favourite John Hughes’ films then the 80’s-esque electronic vibes and spacey, sci-fi synths of Pizzagirl will undoubtedly fill that hole in your heart.
‘body part’ is out now via Heist or Hit , and is taken from Pizzagirl’s season 2 EP, stated for release on November 30th.
and come back later this week for more exclusive Pizzagirl content…
1st December – Sound Basement, Liverpool
3rd December – The Louisiana, Bristol
4th December – The Chameleon Arts Cafe, Nottingham
5th December – The Hope and Ruin, Brighton