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Approved: Frankie Cosmos

By | Published on Monday 17 February 2014

Frankie Cosmos

Frankie Cosmos is, in the main, songwriter Greta Kline, who since 2009 has slapped more than 40 LPs, like so many stickers, onto Bandcamp. Now with a backing band in tow, Kline is to release a not-quite-solo 40-somethingth disc, ‘Zetropy’, on 4 Mar via Double Double Whammy.

Twining voices with co-singer Aaron Mane (of Porches) on ‘Owen’, a brittle ode to a brother and the first track to drip off the ‘Zentropy’ list, Kline sings alone on ‘Birthday Song’, which will also number amongst the LP’s songs.

Lasting about as long as it takes to blow out the candles on a cake, it’s a Moldy, smiling-crying mix of the dry, naive, weary and wry, pitting the sweet, dewy breeziness of Kline’s singing with little bitter lyric-pips, like she’s reciting the words to the wrong song: