Who the hell is Scout Niblett?!

Scout Niblett is going to destroy on Monday October 22nd.
You just don’t know it yet.
If you don’t know who she is, find out while there’s still time.
She toured with CAT POWER for Christ’s sake!
So far as I can tell, the Portland, Oregonian has 10 albums to her name, 4 full length and 6 others…I think. Holy crapola, people…this woman has credentials!
It is rare that we get a treat like this.
Here’s what her Wikipedia entry says:
Emma Louise Niblett (born 29 September 1973) is an English singer and songwriter, known by the pseudonym Scout Niblett. Her music is frequently minimalist in style, many of her songs consisting merely of vocals accompanied by either drums or guitar, which she mostly plays herself. Niblett’s music is often compared to that of Cat Power and PJ Harvey and she is known for her intimate live shows and her blond wig while performing.[1] She is currently living in the United States, where she has worked with the influential recording engineer Steve Albini.

Niblett grew up in Nottingham, England and chose her stage name in honour of Jean Louise “Scout” Finch, the protagonist in Harper Lee‘s 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird.[1] She studied music and performance art at college, and also expresses an interest in astrology—explaining the title of her 2005 LP Kidnapped by Neptune, she says, “Neptune is this planet that everyone has in their chart. But for me, where Neptune is right now and has been for the past two years has been affecting my chart in a huge way. Neptune is kind of the musicians’ planet, it rules music.”[2] She currently resides in Portland, OR.”

From Toopure.com:
“Scout Niblett records with Steve Albini, has toured with Cat Power, and reduces audiences around the world to jibbering wrecks with the sheer force of her performances. A pretty girl in a wig, playing the drums and singing so loudly and gleefully it sounds like her lungs might burst: ‘It’s all for you!’ she yelps onstage, like a kid offering a present of slugs and petals and drawings. It’s all for you!”
To read more of her bio on the Too Pure website…GO HERE!

This woman has a video with Will Oldham. Do you know what this means!? Bonnie Prince Billie himself! The video is below. Who is Will Oldham? Among other things, he recorded an entire album with Tortoise and on Johnny Cash’s American III: Solitary Man (2000) included a recording of Will Oldham’s “I See A Darkness” (from the album of the same name), for which Oldham provided background vocals. He is pretty serious company. This woman is going to SMOKE!!!

Kiss – Scout Niblett WITH WILL OLDHAM!!

Dinosaur Egg Live at Shepherd’s Bush Empire- Scout Niblett

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s