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Label: Independent
Genre: Conceptual Left Field Pop
Location: London UK
Influences: Fleetwood Mac, Kate Bush, Regina Spektor, Kate Miller-Heidke, Feist, Tori Amos
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“Her distinctive quirky style is embedded deep throughout her brand, both sonically, thematically and aesthetically. Known for dressing head to toe in bold, colorful outfits, Buckle leaves her mark wherever she goes, like a trail of sparkly glitter. ” Earmilk

“Get into lovely inventive madness right here” Critical Popcorn

“‘Susan’ in a word is exceptional…” Devious Pop

Ebony Buckle is a London-based singer/songwriter. Taking listeners on a whimsical leftfield-pop journey with her complex harmonies and imaginative storytelling lyricism, Buckle sings about topics covering everything from romance and broken hearts to disgruntled mermaids, lonely whales and alien invasion.

Following the release of her debut single ‘The Mermaids Said No!’, the quirky songstress introduced her follow-up single entitled ‘Susan’. A track dedicated to her imaginary best friend and alter ego, Susan the Raptor. Mixing elements of whimsy folk, with fanciful pop melodies and infectious lyrics, all baked in to one big Ebony Buckle cake, the delightfully eccentric musician has created a delicious sound, bursting with vibrancy and charm. Emitting a joyous feeling with a hint of melancholy, the track highlights the singer’s operatic trained vocals, which shine brightly throughout. Buckle reveals, “Susan was born one night after too much prosecco and the name just stuck. She is the carefree, risk-taking and sometimes reckless side of me. I think we are all made up of many different personalities and I just decided to name one of mine! Mostly we wanted to make a really joyful track that would make people smile”.  ‘Susan’ was recently added to the BBC Introducing Mixtape with Tom Robinson.

Reminiscent of Regina Spektor meets Kate Bush, Buckle is inspired by other strong female artists who have forged their own path into the music industry. Aspiring to create music which will help others realise their most authentic self and encouraging people to always take life with a pinch of salt, Buckle confides “I hope it inspires people to be true to who they are. To not be afraid of being different and to know it’s ok to express themselves”.

The singer come actress has performed in West End plays, as well as a BBC drama, where her role as a Geordie folk singer saw her music reach number 1 in the iTunes World Music Charts. She has also received extensive airplay from numerous BBC stations across the nation, as well as garnering blog attention. In the words of FIGHT author Hazel Gale, “It’s a rare thing to find music that speaks so directly from (and to) the heart. Wonderful!” Buckle continues to feed our imagination with her beautifully kaleidoscopic music.

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