Brownswood Bubblers Nine // Bev Lee Harling
December 23, 2012
“Brownswood Bubblers provides a platform for unsung heroes and emerging talent from the Worldwide underground. The series distils the stream of exciting new artists that have become semi-permanent fixtures in Gilles’ playlists and DJ sets of late to create a suite of perfect bumps.” GP
Gilles comes correct yet again with the ninth instalment in the much-loved Bubblers series. Shining a spotlight on under-the-radar talent the world over, Bubblers returns with a line up as diverse and exciting as the record bag from which they came; a musical barometer to gauge the sound and stars of 2013.
We’re profiling the artists on the compilation and caught up with Bev Lee Harling, whose track ‘Private Life Of A Puppet’ features on the comp.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself please. Who are you, where are you from etc.?
My name’s Bev Lee Harling, my live project is called Bev Lee Harling and the Kitchen Sink and I’m originally from a seaside town on the South Coast of England. I’ve been living in London now for just over 15 years.
How would you describe your music?
An obsession with everyday sounds and using them to create well crafted songs. My favourite instruments are cheese grater, glasses, typewriter and electric drill.
Where do you draw your inspiration?
From everything that makes a sound…I’m not fussy…if it works, it’s in! I also take inspiration from the amazing audiences I have at gigs who come and play wok duets with me and bring me vegetables to chop live onstage.
Whom do you count amongst your most significant influences when it comes to production?
Matthew Herbert, Bjork, 50′s/60′s Exotica
What releases / gigs are out there or coming soon?
I just had my last gig of 2012 at the Scala in London for WahWah45′s after my ‘Barefoot in Your Kitchen’ tour. I have a new digital single release this month of ‘Robots and Angels’ taken from my debut album, which has a couple of tasty remixes from Quiroga and Claws For.
Do you have a current DJ mix or any tracks that are available for free download right now that we could point folks to?
I have a free download available of an acoustic version of Private Life of a Puppet featuring my lovely vintage typewriter. Get it here…
Where can folks go online to check out you and your music?
What are you going to do after this interview?
Chop up some sweet potatoes for a soup….you’re invited for dinner x