Scottish singer songwriter Kerri Watt spent her childhood between California and Glasgow, and the very different influences gives her music a laid back yet passionate pop tone. After building a good reputation as a live performer, Kerri Watt now releases her debut EP on 25 Hour Convenience Store, the label recently re-launched by Libertines drummer Gary Powell.
The title track and lead single Who’s Lovin Me Now is a soulful pop song that showcases Watt’s melodic yet powerful vocals very well. Starting with only acoustic guitar backing, it soon builds into a radio friendly and uptempo track with a big chorus. The vocals are clear and passionate, the tone even and melodic. It’s a fine pop tune sung with attitude aplenty.
The other two tracks on the EP show that Watt has an eclectic side. The slower and bluesy Pirate Man has a sultry feel to it, and the occasional vocal flourishes shows some of the power she has at her disposal. And then So Crazy heads in a different direction again, a piano led ballad with a slow pace that allows Watt to deliver her vocals with real passion.
Kerri Watt shows herself to be a talented performer with this three track debut. The sheer variety of the music on display is unusual and all three songs are excellent in very different ways. Her first foray into recording marks Kerri Watt out as a name to remember.
Venue: Who’s Lovin Me Now
Support Band: 25 Hour Convenience Store