Beth Orton – hear Moon, from her forthcoming album Kidsticks

The singer-songwriter decamped to California, and has worked with Fuck Buttons’ Andrew Hung on a new album that once again incorporates electronica

Beth Orton was never just your conventional singer-songwriter with an acoustic guitar and a desperate need to share. She made her name in the 90s by incorporating the electronics of dance music producers into her music. On Kidsticks, her sixth album and her first for four years, she has worked with Andrew Hung of Fuck Buttons, combining both her past and a look to the future.

The origins of Kidsticks lie in the electronic loops Orton began working with when she moved to California two years ago. From that she has produced a record apparently inspired by Los Angeles as well as her early work with Andrew Weatherall, William Orbit and Kieran Hebden.

We’ve got an exclusive track from Kidsticks – which is released on Anti on 27 May – for you. Have a listen to Moon and let us know what you think.


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