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Reviewed by Ania Glowacz

Running Stitch: It’s On EP

Reviewed by Ania Glowacz

Running Stitch: It’s On EP

Running Stitch is the solo project of Aletta Ashdown, who not only wrote and produced all four tracks on this EP, but also did the artwork. Though this is her debut release, Ashdown has been on the music scene for at least a decade in various guises. This EP serves as a brilliant introductory showcase for her musical charms. A low-key PJ Harvey, or Cat Power reference wouldn’t be too far off, and there’s a mix of moods and tempos within the four short tracks, leaving you wanting to hear more. Despite the gross mis-use of ‘grunge’ references, it’s accurate in suggesting a Hole or Nirvana outtake evident on the first two tracks. This doesn’t sound completely solo, but no other credits are given. These are great, unpretentious offerings that intrigue and invite further investigation. Job done.