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Type of music generally:
Edgy almost experimental alternative pop; releases as Karling are rockabilly
Most recent release, Curse on Me (EP, 2016)
She has an obviously Kate Bush—derived sound and style; kind of like a more subdued Kristeen Young or a harsher Sandra Lockwood? In that ballpark at least. (Neile)
Evocative and individual stuff. Karling has a very nice English accent and occasionally lets slip Katey screams. Indie—pop—rock—ecto stuff. The track "Mumbo Jumbo man" [from Glory Girl] gets curiouser and nicer with each listen. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
Glory Girl is much stronger than Tin Town. (Neile)
1995—Exodus Records—SPCD 486
Recommended only if you like Glory Girl enough that you want more.
Karling Abbeygate—lead and background vocals, recorder
Mike Galluse—bass, advice
Karling Abbeygate and Donnie Whitbeck
Tin Town is her first album, and I would recommend avoiding it unless you like the whole of Glory Girl, her second, so much that you want more. The songwriting here just isn't as strong and catchy as on Glory Girl. (Neile)
2005—White Trash Records—whitetrash—9021
Karling Abbeygate—lead vocals, recorder
James Quill Smith—lead guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
There are some really wonderful, catchy songs on here that will grab into your mind and not let go, especially "Stargazer", "Glory Girl", "In Salome", "Lost in the Sun", and "Mumbo Jumbo Man". (Neile)
Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for work on this entry.
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