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Blue Marble

by Frankie Knight

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    FRANKIE KNIGHT - ‘BLUE MARBLE’
    ALBUM (CD & DIGITAL) OUT 27TH SEPTEMBER
    MIOHMI RECORDS
    Frankie Knight makes the political personal on debut album of conscious yet dreamlike, tropical-tinged electronic pop
    “An artist you should know about” – LAUREN LAVERNE (BBC 6MUSIC)
    “Sounding really, really nice” – JOHN KENNEDY (RADIO X)
    “Socio-political commentary wrapped up in a sweet, sweet tune” – BBC INTRODUCING
    ‘Blue Marble’ is Frankie Knight’s debut solo album, out 27th September via MIOHMI records (Bandcamp pre-orders announced 1st August). Providing the first glimpse of the record, the reflective, sundown-tinted “Tijuana” single is out now and has been gaining high profile support from Lauren Laverne (BBC 6Music), John Kennedy (Radio X) and BBC Introducing.
    Thought-provoking and conscious, yet soothing and dreamlike, the album is named after the famous image of Earth taken by Apollo 17, and it brings a collection of tracks all inspired and held together by the theme of unity.
    Knight explains: “I remember once hearing Kate Tempest say that when writing about politics, the message is more interesting and accessible when you make the link to interpersonal relationships at home. This thought stayed with me. I have explored how the ways we act in our everyday lives impact and resound with the wider world. I write music to soothe the problems I face and try and use the process to find a positive. Referencing the Blue Marble image was a way of representing that need to step back and reflect, looking at different perspectives. It’s a strange comfort when you look at pictures of the Earth from space.”
    Self-produced by Knight and her oldest friend, Rob Swaine, the new material combines her organic approach to songwriting and soundscape-building with Swaine’s beat production skills refined through years of DJing, along with their shared love for Ibiza chillout. The pair grew up in South West London, bonding over a love for music including Portishead, Massive Attack, Lamb, Simian Mobile Disco, Major Lazer, Little Dragon, Zero 7, RJD2 and Noisia. Both having now migrated to the South Coast, on this album they fuse bass music undertones and pop sensibilities, and instruments picked up on travels all over the world, with an elegant, meditative sense of introspection and simplicity that reflects their escape from urban life.
    On album opener “Tijuana”, the divided Mexico/US border city serves to highlight the record’s unifying theme. “There is a physical border fence along the beach in Tijuana. But the sea birds freely move between and waves break either side indiscriminately”, Knight elaborates. Balearic-inspired beats and understated harmonies pulsate alongside sounds recorded by Knight at her local beach (the Witterings, in West Sussex), on camping trips, and during travels in Asia and Tanzania. It is a companion piece with closing track “Nothing Is Permanent”, on which rolling thunder and rain samples evoke refreshment and renewal.
    In between, we catch hints of sonic influences from the nostalgic to the cutting edge. The lo-fi hip hop of Bonobo, Loyle Carner, Tom Misch and Dilated Peoples receives a nod on “Better Off” - an ode to the revitalising and nourishing effect of love. Knight’s synth mastery is showcased in “Satisfied”, on which she candidly delves into the blurring effect that depression can have on communication in close relationships (“I wanted to explore this with lots of natural lyrical references and field recordings, as I find it is so healing to be out in the wild”, she says). The UK garage- and grime-influenced “I Believe” is another rallying cry of support to those affected by depression and self-doubt, in particular artists who struggle with the idea of success – something she sees often in her work as a higher education teacher.
    Eclectic bass flavours also infiltrate the philosophical and forthright “Cherish” (which takes a cue from Knight’s long-held appreciation for both the values and vibes of reggae and roots music) and “Got To Go” – a song of judgment, optimism, loss and acceptance that spins out into a seductive liquid drum 'n' bass crescendo. Delicately skittering beats are sprinkled like sonic glitter on “Even Though”, a poignant yet joyful tribute to the memory of a close friend who was sadly taken too soon. “I see how her positivity, creativity and love continues to inspire her partner, and everyone who knew her. How love is infinite”, says Knight. “Just Enough” brings the heart of a cathartic singalong piano ballad in the body of an electronic pop/R&B song; “Regret It” draws on the influence of folk/electronic crossover artists such as Bat for Lashes and Warpaint, in an unrelentingly catchy breakup anthem for lost souls.
    A hugely engaging performer, with her live band Frankie Knight has played a slew of headlines as well as support for Young Fathers, Anchorsong and Kosheen. She is also a member of Yumi And The Weather’s live set-up, lending her talents on keys, synths and backing vocals, not to mention a strong line in dance moves. Steadily building her solo career, Knight has gained support for previous releases from the likes of Tom Ravenscroft, Steve Lamacq, John Kennedy and BBC Introducing. This adds to her previous role in BBC Introducing-championed electro pop band Arp Attack. Now pouring her energies into her own project, this multi-talented creator makes all her own artwork and videos, her strong artistic vision running through each aspect for an inviting and absorbing experience.
    Live dates (+ more to come soon)
    10th August - Portsmouth Bandstand
    30th September - Sofar Sounds, Winchester
    
https://www.facebook.com/missfknight/ | https://soundcloud.com/missfknight | http://www.miohmirecords.com/
    Press & Radio enquiries: Rosie James at Fever To Tell rosie@fevertotell.com / +44 (0)7891 225654
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    Stunning 4 page mini gatefold CD LP Digi Pack

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    Frankie Knight Blue Marble Tea Towel
    100% Organic Cotton ethically accredited T shirt/ Ladies vest, made in a wind-powered factory (Please state if you would like a T-Shirt in sizes S, M, L, XL or Ladies vest in sizes S, M, L)
    Beautifully crafted A3 Cyanotype prints on hemp paper, handmade by Frankie using artwork by George Alford. (Each one is unique and will come out slightly different to the one pictured)
    Large Blue Moon Postcard on hemp paper. Sourced in the EU. Handprinted by FK.

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  • Blue Marble CD Album
    100% Organic Cotton, ethically accredited T-Shirts & Ladies vest, made in a wind-powered factory! (Please state if you would like a T-Shirt in sizes S, M, L, XL or Ladies vest in sizes S, M, L)
    A5 Blue Marble Print

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  • T-Shirt/Apparel + Digital Album

    100% Organic Cotton, ethically accredited t-shirts, made in a wind-powered factory.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Tijuana via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 1 day

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  • T-Shirt/Apparel + Digital Album

    100% Organic Cotton, ethically accredited t-shirts, made in a wind-powered factory.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Tijuana via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 1 day

      £20 GBP or more 

     

  • T-Shirt/Apparel + Digital Album

    100% Organic Cotton, ethically accredited t-shirts, made in a wind-powered factory

    Includes unlimited streaming of Tijuana via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 1 day

      £20 GBP or more 

     

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released October 4, 2019

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Frankie Knight Southampton, UK

Hailing from the South Coast of the UK, Frankie Knight delves into a dreamworld of haunting melodies and waves of lush tones. Disjointed, hip hop infused beats allow her vocals to drift elegantly overhead as the she delivers her brand of beautifully crafted electronic pop. ... more

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