Sophie Jamieson 2014

Berkshire-based artist SOPHIE JAMIESON finds her roots in the rawness of folk. Her music is brushed thick with a fizzing layer of atmosphere and ambience. Stain, which is named Sound of the Day today, is taken from her new single Stain/Other that will be released on May 19th via LuvLuvLuv Records.

SOPHIE JAMIESON grew up in a household that reverberated with the sounds of traditional Irish folk music that her mother would play, and her father’s record collection that predominantly hinged around THE BEATLES back catalogue and THE EAGLES. At the age of thirteen SOPHIE began playing around with the piano. Her mother passed her down an old Yamaha guitar from her University days, and it was the early sounds of LAURA MARLING that gave SOPHIE the focus to write whilst at University in Cambridge. The lyrical themes, sense of strength, and atmosphere – it all opened her eyes wider to a new form of music and expression, not too far away from her mother’s Irish folk influence.

Alongside LAURA MARLING, the musical freedom of SHARON VAN ETTEN remains a constant inspiration in SOPHIE JAMIESON‘s writing and in both Stain you can hear that similar expression of freedom and loss of inhibition to just let the words flow out, as the music creates its own sense of sparseness and drama around them. Enjoy today’s Sound of the Day.

Stain is taken from SOPHIE JAMIESON‘s new single Stain/Other (out May 19th via LuvLuvLuv Records).

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