First, the bad news: The beloved piano-laced pop project People Eating People is dead. Kaput. Over.
But now, the good news. The great news, even. The band's singer/pianist (and only permanent member), Nouela Johnston, has streamlined her musical efforts into a new project called, simply, Nouela. Her debut album, Chants, will be released June 12 on the Control Group (the same label that released the great PEP record) and we're so excited to debut the fantastic first single, "Fight," on Line Out:
The song carries a poise and confidence not heard during Johnston's time in Mon Frere, or even People Eating People. Perhaps that comes from the fact that not only did she play almost all the instruments on the record, but she also co-produced it. It is the purest form of her talents that we've ever heard.
Nouela will play Chop Suey this Friday, April 13th, and the Comet Friday, April 27th. You'd be a fool not to attend at least one, if not both, of the shows.