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Shrink's Couch

Artist: Al Costelloe
Label: self-release
Impact date: Out now
ROTD featured date: Monday 18 September 2023

We say

Just over a year ago, we introduced you to London singer-songwriter Al Costelloe and her gorgeous blend of dreamy pop and indie on the single ‘California’. Since then, she has released a string of singles and last week dropped her debut EP 'So Neurotic'. Recorded between Bristol and Liverpool with producers Ali Chant (PJ Harvey, Yard Act, Perfume Genius) and Mike Halls (Clean Cut Kid) - with further contributions from Costelloe's live guitarist Ed Hayes (Yuck/Frank Ocean), the 'So Neurotic' EP moves between soothing indie-pop and self-aware art-pop, exploring difficult relationships and the relationship you have yourself. New single, ‘Shrink's Couch’, sees Al talk about her experience with therapy against a blend of ’90s flecked indie rock. Watch the animated video by Jesse Wong here. Tastemaker support has come from 6 Music (Steve Lamacq, Craig Charles, Lauren Laverne, Nemone & Iggy Pop), Radio X, Spotify, DIY Magazine, Clash, Wonderland, The Line Of Best Fit and more. Al is currently supporting Demob Happy on their tour across Europe. 


Label: Calico Records
Publishing: Tim Smith, Ignis Music
Radio: Olli Dutton, Obscene Strategies
Online & Press: Joly Checketts, Warmth
Live: Jon Ollier & Emma Davis, One Fiinix
Management: Martin Brammer & Mattie Vant
Photo Credit: Jono White

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