On 3rd June 2013 Thumbscrew Music presents 'These Streets', the debut EP by Lily Buchanan AKA The Graphite Set, with guest guitar from Katherine Blamire of the Smoke Fairies.
Lily's distinctive and powerful voice soars over dark psych-folk melded to art rock (and roll), sounding like a sonic synthesis of The Electric Prunes, Julie Driscoll, Nico, PJ Harvey, Jefferson Airplane and 'She's Cracked'-era Modern Lovers.
The EP was recorded at Ash Gardner's House of Strange studio in Limehouse, London. Ash and Ed Seed (who'll be playing guitar in La Roux's touring band) co-produced it, with Ed playing drums, bass and other instruments. The guitars came courtesy of Katherine Blamire who laid-down parts featured throughout the EP, and Duncan Brown.
Lily grew up in East Lothian, Scotland. She has painted all her life and studied illustration at Central St Martins, hence the name. In addition to creating and directing all of The Graphite Set's stunning visual representation, Lily writes the songs, sings and plays rhythm guitar. She is now backed by Duncan Brown (guitar), Grundy Le Zimbra (bass) and Scott Skinner (drums).
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