Friday, September 07, 2007


The following text is taken from Fat Planet Blog. You may find it here in it's entirety. For more music reviews visit

Once upon a time there was a little soko girl and a little soko boy and together they were the sokos. The story goes that the little soko boy left the little soko girl, and the sokos became just soko. If he was indeed the one that broke her heart, then he’d better be watching his new girl’s back, as sokogirl is lurking with a sharpened dagger.

Young parisian singer SoKo has been making a cold-hearted name for herself with the release of her debut e.p. ‘Not Sokute’, and in particular the lead track. A soft, folk lullaby, sung in english with a smoky french accent, the melody of ‘I’ll Kill Her’ belies the lyrical intent - that when soko finds the ‘bitch from hell’ that stole her boy’s heart and, by default, her own future, there’ll be murder. Literally. It’s never made clear whether soko is the spurned lover, or - more interestingly - simply the faceless stalker creating fantasies in her own mind.

As Amy Winehouse dragged motown soul into the 21st century by adding a dash of street-savvy and a slew of obscenities, so too does SoKo bring the often too-cute world of folk music down to the gutter. The e.p. is available from itunes, and she’s currently making three tracks from a recent radio recording available to download from her murdochspace. Of those, ‘My Enemy’ follows a similar path to ‘I’ll Kill Her’, and at a stretch might even be seen a something of a sequel. (~ Fat Planet).

So, forget Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen and all of those mainstream 'bitchy' girls and check out the SoKo. She's the most exciting surprise of the year. Viva La France! Highly Recommended!

SoKo - I'll Kill Her
SoKo - My Enemy (p3 radio session)
SoKo @ Virb
SoKo @ MySpace

SoKo - I'll Kill Her

SoKo - The Dandy Cowboys (unofficial video)

M.I.A. - Kala (2007)
Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna Are You The Destroyer?
!!! - !!!
M. Ward - Post War
Peter Bjorn & John - Writer's Block
The Pipettes - We Are The Pipettes
Stars Of The Lid - The Tired Sounds Of... + And Their Refinment Of The Decline (2007)
Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position
Boards Of Canada - Albums
Mogwai - Mr Beast
+ Mika, Leafcutter John, Polar Bear, etc.
Peter Bjorn & John - Writer's Block
Circa Survive - On Letting Go (2007)
Imogen Heap - Speak For YOurself
The Bravery - The Bravery
The Sound Of Animal Fighting - Tiger & The Duke
+ 2Pac, Tech N9ne, Rx Bandits, Karate High School, The Fall Of Troy, Reel Big Fish, Women & Children Men,
Acceptance, Coheed And Cambria, Tsunami Bomb, The Doors, The Killers, Monty Are I, Mars Volta, etc.
Chris Isaak - Forever Blue


Blogger Daniel J Roth said...

Im not sure if I like her or not. The song doesn't really have the bite that I hoped for with a title like "i kill her", but you can't have everything, right? That Menomena a few weeks back... it is greatness! Everything you post is worth a listen and I thank you profusely

5:17 AM  
Anonymous stu said...

hi ziggy, thanks for the link - however if you're going to cut and paste full post texts from my blog and republish it here, please can you be much clearer about where it came from. (~link) doesn't do justice to the fact that the post is my work, so please make sure you identify the source up front and acknowledge that someone else has written the text.

stu, fat planet

3:49 AM  

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