• elizabeth and the catapult Keepsake (CD, £11.50)

    Elizabeth Ziman, who performs as Elizabeth and the Catapult, is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter from New York, living and working in Brooklyn. She’s toured with the likes of Sara Bareilles and Kishi Bashi; collaborated with with Esperanza Spalding, Gillian Welch, Blake Mills and Ben Folds; scored, with Paul Brill, a variety of international award-winning documentaries including Trapped, a Peabody winner; and won the 2015 Independent Music Award for Songwriting, Folk category. Her songs have been featured in national television campaigns for Google, Amazon, Sky TV and “So You Think You Can Dance”. Always writing, Elizabeth has narrowed her vast collection of previously unrecorded material down to her fourth full-length studio album Keepsake, produced by Dan Molad (Lucius) and featuring collaborations with Richard Swift (The Shins). Her most personal and cohesive record yet, Keepsake is about nostalgia and transformation, hope tempered with regret - it’s a distillation of her experience with memories over time shaping her perspective on reality. “There are many glimpses of Leonard Cohen. . . at her best, she sounds as delicately resolute as the bird on the wire.” - The New York Times. “One of the finest songwriters and one of the nicest voices out there today.” - Larry Groce, NPR Mountainstage. “Pushes the boundaries of her genre” - American Songwriter. “Her piano playing, reflecting classical studies, can be virtuosic at her best; Ms. Ziman brings her own core of craft and insight to the mainstream. She tucks musicianly treats into her songs: meter shifts, unexpected chord progressions and structures that break free of verse-chorus-bridge, all crisply executed by her band.” - Jon Pareles, New York Times. Tracks: We Can Pretend / Underwater / Something More / Ambrosia / Magic Chaser / Mea Culpa / Method Acting / Better Days / Less Than You Think / Tread Carefully / Land Of Lost Things / Wishing Well

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