Filed under: Emerging Artists | Tags: artists to watch, BBC, chimes, electronic, Emerging Artists, indie rock, Iron and Wine, Laura Marling, Run Toto Run, Such Great Heights, the Postal Service, United Kingdom, violin
This British band is only about a year old, yet they have made headlines around the United Kingdom and were on BBC’s “Artists to Watch in 2009” list. With a soft-spoken female lead singer, Run Toto Run‘s music is both calming and creatively stimulating at the same time. Chimes, violin and electronic loops are often the main instruments and attractions in the songs. Whether it’s the chorus of recorders in “Your Face” that bring me back to fourth grade or the voice that is sweeter than a sugary Vermont maple syrup, this music is constantly playing on my computer.
Run Toto Run bring together a variety of noises, using experimental techniques to make sounds reminiscent of “Such Great Heights” by the Postal Service accompanied by vocals similar to Laura Marling. Laura Marling and Rachael, the lead singer of Run Toto Run, are female vocalists and musicians who are following in the footsteps of fellow British artists Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse. These new-age female artists are taking over the airwaves at an incredible rate.
Do yourself a favor and check out Run Toto Run the next time you are looking to do your homework, hang out with a few friends, or just lay back and relax. While they may not be part of your next party mix or pre-game fiesta, they’ll be a band that will become part of your daily routine.