‘Thin Air’ Single Launch | BBC Radio 6 Music’s Chris Hawkins Hosts For Natalie
BBC Radio 6 Music’s Chris ‘The Hawk’ Hawkins hosted Natalie’s ‘Thin Air’ single launch at Studio 2 Parr Street Liverpool last night.Â Supported by ‘spiritBEAR’ and ‘Clean Cut Kid’ Natalie and her band rocked the packed venue with their very distinctive sound.
Grammy award winning record producer Steve Levine stood by as guitar tech for the evening, tuning and retuning Natalie’s guitars, making sure the set flowed effortlessly, what a night! what a show! what a performance!
Joan Armatrading | Photoshoot With Natalie At Liverpool FC
Natalie did a photoshoot with music legend Joan Armatrading at Liverpool football club Anfield. Natalie supports Joan at the Bridgewater Hall Manchester on November 4th 2012
Natalie with Steve Levine and Kim Appleby | At The UK Music Party | London
Natalie with Steve Levine and Kim Appleby at the ‘UK Music’ Party in the Commonwealth Club London
Natalie & Boy George | At UK Music Party | London
Natalie with Boy George at at the ‘UK Music’ Party in the Commonwealth Club London
Nightcall LIVE @ The Drive Sessions (Drive Movie, Kavinsky, Lovefoxxx) Natalie McCool
Natalie McCool performing her version of ‘Nightcall / A Real Hero’, two tracks from the movie ‘Drive’.
‘Nightcall’ was originally performed by the French electronic house artist Kavinsky featuring vocals from Lovefoxx of CSS fame. ‘A Real Hero’ was performed by French collective College, and the original track features Electric Youth.
Both songs are taken from the movie ‘Drive’, featuring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan. Most of the soundtrack was written by Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Cliff Martinez.
Natalie’s Interview With ‘Constantly On The Way To A Better Place’ Music Blog
William Blake | Natalie’s Song Prophecy
The song Prophecy is track number two from Natalie’s Shoot Shoot EP. Natalie was inspired to write the song after studying the work of William Blake.
Natalie says “Prophecy is written about the way Blake questioned organised religion while pushing forward the idea of a more pure and individual experience with divinity. He did write about ‘prophecy’ and prophetic visions, mostly from the perspective of looking at the world through the eyes of children, creating the idea that they connect with divinity because of their own purity and innocence, while anyone else who claims to do so is corrupt and false.
In the song I wanted to create a direct reference to Blake, so I looked at one of my favourite poems of his - ‘A Little Girl Lost’, from his collection ‘Songs of Innocence and Experience’. In the poem the focal character, a young girl named Lyca, embarks on a journey through her own innocence and experience. I used two lines of this poem in the song, ‘pale through pathless ways’, ‘the fancied image strays’ - two lines which I love, and which I felt really fitted the song”.
Prophecy has been described as:
“A journey through hypnotic rounds of percussion, dying delay and acerbic strings. An ode to William Blake, Natalie McCool channels his haunting voice throughout; ‘..I’ll take your sins away, I’m a man of prophecy’ her dynamic vocals soaring to crescendo only to plunge to a whisper seconds later. Inspired by Blake’s poem ‘The Little Girl Lost’, ‘Prophecy’ draws feelings of self discovery, innocence and experience into a sinister yet alluring vision, inventing a shimmering landscape of light where nothing is as it seems.”
Lyrics To Prophecy
Live Music Bill: Natalie Celebrates at Parliament with Huey Morgan, Steve & Karen Levine
Natalie at the Houses of Parliament along with Steve and Karen Levine, and ‘Fun Lovin Criminal’ Huey Morgan and his wife Rebecca, all celebrating the passing of the Live Music Bill.
Hollyoaks | Natalie’s Track ‘On Fire’ Played
HOLLYOAKS | NATALIE’S SONG ‘BLACK SUN’ PLAYED
Natalie’s song ‘Black Sun’ was played on Channel 4 Television’s Hollyoaks!!!