14 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hailing from a family of entertainment professionals, U.K. entertainer Eliza Caird, a.k.a. Eliza Doolittle, hits on a number of genres on her debut album. Elements of jazz, ska, disco and vaudeville come stitched together in a playful mix that makes for instantly hummable tunes. “Go Home” has more than a touch of the Beatles’ “Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da” to it. “Nobody” recalls the lightweight wink of Lily Allen. “Skinny Genes,” a U.K. hit, throws a quick, shrieking whistle into the chorus that’s pure pop. “Moneybox” slides past with ska and tight harmonies. “Rollerblades” shuffles past with an adolescent charm. “Mr. Medicine” has a contemporary sound readymade for radio. A number of important producers like Phil Thornalley and Greg Kurstin ensure that this album has all its bases covered. There’s even a brass band following her for a jazz nod. “So High” vamps with a ballad in line with the world of showtunes. Throughout, Doolittle keeps things light and fun.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hailing from a family of entertainment professionals, U.K. entertainer Eliza Caird, a.k.a. Eliza Doolittle, hits on a number of genres on her debut album. Elements of jazz, ska, disco and vaudeville come stitched together in a playful mix that makes for instantly hummable tunes. “Go Home” has more than a touch of the Beatles’ “Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da” to it. “Nobody” recalls the lightweight wink of Lily Allen. “Skinny Genes,” a U.K. hit, throws a quick, shrieking whistle into the chorus that’s pure pop. “Moneybox” slides past with ska and tight harmonies. “Rollerblades” shuffles past with an adolescent charm. “Mr. Medicine” has a contemporary sound readymade for radio. A number of important producers like Phil Thornalley and Greg Kurstin ensure that this album has all its bases covered. There’s even a brass band following her for a jazz nod. “So High” vamps with a ballad in line with the world of showtunes. Throughout, Doolittle keeps things light and fun.

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About Eliza Doolittle

Influenced by artists as diverse as Arctic Monkeys and Stevie Wonder, Eliza Doolittle has crafted a blend of ska, breezy, summery folk, and retro-modern pop that has drawn comparisons to the likes of Lily Allen and Kate Nash. Her debut single, "Piano Song," was released in 2008 and attracted attention from several major labels, which eventually resulted in a deal with Parlophone Records. After releasing a self-titled EP, Doolittle struck gold with her first major single, "Skinny Genes," which reached number 22 in 2010 thanks to support from Radio 2 and its use in a commercial for the fashion website Very. The follow-up single, "Pack Up," reached number five, while her self-titled debut album, which she co-wrote with the likes of Craigie Dodds (Sugababes) and the late Jonny Dollar (Massive Attack), entered the charts at number three. In 2013, Doolittle returned with her sophomore album, In Your Hands, featuring the single "Big When I Was Little." ~ Jon O'Brien

  • ORIGIN
    Westminster, London, England
  • BORN
    April 15, 1988

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