One Inch Badge Present Lindi Ortega – Preview

Published On January 3, 2014 | By Tom Sayer | Music & Nightlife Reviews & Previews

The Hope  UPDATE – Now at The HAUNT
Saturday 1st February 2014

Charming Canadian country chronicler Lindi Ortega is coming to Brighton with her acoustic guitar, backing band and one hell of a collection of original tracks, including those from her latest album from October 2013, Tin Star.

Since her debut EP The Taste of Forbidden Fruit in 2001, Lindi has grown from strength to strength with her music finally starting to receive the level of critical acclaim that it deserves with a string of Award-nominations, including being longlisted for the Polaris Music Prize in 2011 and 2012.

She sings with a confident bird-like warble, a comparison which I am sure that she would appreciate being an self-confessed avid bird-lover. Her impeccable presentation  and relaxed yet dominant performance instantly engages the audience. And that is just from watching her videos!

Tin Star is a beautiful and diverse album, with uplifting tales of heartbreak told through a combination of lyrically seductive ballads, such as the title track Tin Star and This Is Not Surreal, and foot-stomping instant classics like Gypsy Child, I Want You and Voodoo Mama. This is the final date of her UK tour before heading back to Canada for a string of dates in February.

Her live show is sure to be a spell-binding affair which will leave you raiding your parents record collection for some classic Parton, Cash and Dylan albums, so don’t miss out: don your cowboy boots and leave your preconceptions of country music at the door and get ready to have your socks not only blown off your feet but in all likelihood found at the bottom of West Street, in a state of recovery by the beach!

With support from Tom Hickox.

About The Writer

Tom Sayer is a Music and Creative Writing graduate from Bangor University, born and raised in Hove. After completing an MA in Composition for Film he returned to his hometown and dived back into the local music scene, seeking out the best and freshest music to write about for welovebrighton. Tom's musical interests range from Acoustic and Indie to Film Music and Jazz and he hopes to one day write for a music magazine, so feel free to send in your job offers!