The atmospheric trio have put together a cracking collection

Have you heard of Fassine? They’re a three-piece from London, and they make striking atmospheric pop music. This one’s called Kelby, and it’s taken from their debut album Dialectik:

 

 

They’re not bad at all, are they

As it happens, we think that they’re pretty great. That’s why we asked the band’s frontwoman, Sarah Palmer, to put together a playlist of her favourite songs, exclusively for your listening pleasure:

Jake Thachray – ‘The Lodger’

‘Jake Thackray: a man who on the surface appeared to perform “humorous ditties”, but for me was an unrivalled poet, lyricist, and performer, and the most amazing guitarist. He was, perhaps, even one of the first rappers…’

 

 

The Walker Brothers – ‘Nite Flights’

‘This euphoric, avant-garde masterpiece is in my top three tracks of all time. This track was also covered by David Bowie (who was a big fan), but even he would admit that you cannot cover a Scott Walker track with ease, especially the later dark art-pop from his solo career.’ 

 

 

Paolo Conte – ‘Via Con Me’

‘With his gnarled features, hunched posture and a voice that slices Tom Waits’ into little  pieces, Conte is an extraordinary sight at the piano. Ed Vulliamy of the Guardian called him a “maestro of a lost elegance”, and I can’t put it any more eloquently.’

 

 

Minnie Riperton – ‘Les Fleurs’

‘Everything about this track is divine: the beauty in her vocal dexterity and lyrics, the orchestration and giant choral lift in the chorus… It’s breathtaking. Her voice transcends anything I’ve ever heard; she almost sounds like the wind, so high and pure. This song completely encapsulates the 1960’s, or at least how I see it.’

 

 

Fassine’s debut album is out now, and you can get it from here. In the meantime, check out Fassine’s full playlist:

 

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