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Alice Russell: To Dust

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    The much loved soul and blues singer-songwriter Alice Russell releases her fifth solo album, 'To Dust', on 25th February 2013 via Tru Thoughts.

    The first single, "Heartbreaker", is out now, highlighting the crisp, cutting edge production and eclectic influences which nestle alongside a love of vintage soul and gospel at the core of Alice Russell's style, a sound honed with co-writer/producer TM Juke. Showcasing Alice at the top of her craft - and with a video starring Harry Shearer (The Simpsons/Spinal Tap) which has had 50,000+ views - it has gained BBC 6Music and Radio 2 play and tastemaker love from The Fader, Rankin's Hunger TV, Okayplayer, NTS, KCRW and more. Recent radio features include a BBC 6Music Lunchtimeinterview and sessions on Loose Ends (BBC R4) and Monocle 24, with more features upcoming including Jamie Cullum (BBC R2), Craig Charles (6Music Live Week) and Huey Morgan (6Music).

    Ahead of the LP release Tru Thoughts will be premiering a free download of the track "Twin Peaks"w/c 28th January, and an upfront stream of "Let Go (Breakdown)" w/c 4th February, via high profile online partners.

    'To Dust' is the first solo album from Alice Russell since 2008's acclaimed 'Pot Of Gold', marking the next step forward in a remarkable career which has seen this down-to-earth, diminutive Brit universally acknowledged as one of the best soul voices of our time. Whether on a huge stage with a 16 piece band, charming a 4000 revellers into staying out dancing in the rain (as at Montreal Jazz Festival) or rocking an intimate club, Alice's raw talent and charisma command attention and affection. Unfazed by taking the spotlight, singing with The Roots in Philly, or joining Roy Ayers for 'Everybody Loves The Sunshine', it is no wonder she has attracted worldwide media support, and fans as diverse as Gilles Peterson, Jamie Cullum, Dennis Coffey, Massive Attack's Daddy G and Groove Armada.

    Highly in demand as a vocalist, Alice has recently guested on Talking Heads leader David Byrne's solo LP, to add to collaborations with Mr Scruff, Quantic, DJ Yoda and Nostalgia 77. But it's her solo records with longtime musical partner TM Juke that she is best known for, and they have borne some of the most arresting blues soul since the glory days of Aretha. "We've both got a very open approach to writing songs," Alice explains of the prolific relationship, "Our influences run from Sarah Vaughan toBach, Kate Bush to Arvo Part, and J Dilla to Alice Coltrane. We love everything from dirty, squelchy dubstep to old school soul. We nudge each other in the right directions."

    'To Dust' sees Alice exploring every letter of the soul lexicon and beyond to create her own dynamic sound; from the punchy, Prince-esque strut of "Hard And Strong" to the epic intensity of the title track, which could easily be the next Bond theme. Through the heartstring tugging "I Loved You"; the sonically smooth yet emotionally raw "Twin Peaks"; to the pulse-quickening build of "Let Go (Breakdown)" and psychedelic social consciousness of "Citizens", Alice Russell is never less than scintillating as she displays emotions so real you feel you could reach out and touch them, and a voice of unparalleled versatility. The idiosyncratic structure of the record, peppered with interludes and reprises, makes for a unique listen and a satisfyingly whole 'album' experience.

    Tru Thoughts have signed 'To Dust' for territories including the UK, Americas, Australasia and Japan; reuniting Alice Russell with the label that introduced her to the world, where she released her first three albums, as well as myriad collaborations (including the BBC 6Music Playlisted "Look Around The Corner" single and LP with Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro earlier in 2012). A short, sold-out upfront tour in Nov/Dec saw Alice and her incredibly entertaining band premiering the new material. A full 'To Dust' tour will follow in April 2013 - dates TBA soon.

    "strikingly soulful... jaw dropping" - MOJO

    "one of Britain's best kept secrets" - THE INDEPENDENT

    "Working with a singer like Alice was something new, terrifying and ultimately amazing." - DAVID BYRNE

    "one of the greatest voices we have in this country...what a great track" - JAMIE CULLUM (BBC R2)

    "the ever consistent, ever on-point Ms. Russell" - MUSIC WEEK

    Track Listing

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    1. A To Z
    Producer: TM Juke
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    2. Heartbreaker Pt 2
    Producer: TM Juke
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    3. For A While
    Producer: TM Juke
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    4. Heartbreaker
    Producer: TM Juke
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    5. I Loved You (Interlude)
    Producer: TM Juke
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    6. Hard And Strong
    Producer: TM Juke
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    7. To Dust
    Producer: TM Juke
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    8. I Loved You
    Producer: TM Juke
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    9. Twin Peaks
    Producer: TM Juke
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    10. Heartbreaker (Interlude)
    Producer: TM Juke
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    11. Let Go (Breakdown)
    Producer: TM Juke
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    12. Drinking Song (Interlude)
    Producer: TM Juke
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    13. Citizens
    Producer: TM Juke
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    14. Different (Bonus)
    Producer: TM Juke
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