Take Your Time [single]
musician and prolific song-
writer Anatasha is set to ride the
airwaves with her new single Take Your
Time so take your time to savour
this sweet-voiced young English lady
because shes sure to be around for
a long while...
DELIGHTFUL MUSIC, LYRICS AND MELODIES float gently from the speakers as
Anatasha gets into the rhythm of her acoustic pop. This young lady from Leamington
Spa is a natural who grew up surrounded by musicians and singers, listening
to all types of music from various decades providing her with the wide
experience of styles that influence her.
Anatasha has a great passion for music that has developed from an early age.
She loves performing live on stage and has produced heart-stopping a cappella
performances to room-filled, star-struck audiences. One of her most notable
appearances was on the same billing as Dexy's Midnight Runners' Kevin Rowland.
A guitarist and classically-trained pianist with a sweet voice, Anatasha's lyrics
are beautiful and she cannot fail to impress. Somewhere along the line, she
also finds time to study Law at Leicester's De Montfort University.
Take Your Time is a pretty, melodic number that is musically vibrant.
Anatasha sounds relaxed and at ease, taking her cue from the title. Among her
many influences are Norah Jones, Frou Frou, Tegan & Sara and KT Tunstall, but
Anatasha also cites Wallis Bird, MIA, Mr Hudson & The Library, Red Hot Chilli
Peppers, Tiesto and Pendulum as being some of her favourite artistes.
The collaboration with producer and multi-instrumentalist Paul Hogg (aka Ox)
the musician, songwriter and producer also based in Leamington Spa
has thrilled Anatasha. Paul has written and recorded five tracks for which Anatasha
has written the lyrics and the melody. The combination is a knock-out, bringing
Paul's smooth sounds and originality to Anatasha's soul-searching lyrics with
her beguiling voice.
Anatasha will be releasing a five-track EP early in September. Along with Take
Your Time (Radio Edit) and Take Your Time (Radio Remix), she has
included: This Is Me, a vocal exercise in breathy lyrics and watery melodies;
Footprints, an emotional and low-key track; and Hold Me, an edgy,
raw lyric with a nice beat.
Anatasha's single Take Your Time
which is taken from the EP will be released on
21 July (2008).
Check out Anatasha at www.myspace.com/anatashamusic.
Paul Hogg (Ox)
As well as working with Anatasha on this most recent release, Paul Hogg has
collaborated with several other artists over the years in a producer capacity
as well as putting out his own instrumental chill-out and electronica work under
his other guise of 'Ox'.
The first Ox album, Distant Shores, was released last year and is still
receiving critical acclaim today, keeping Ox's top ten position in the MySpace
Down-Tempo charts for the best part of a year now.
He was given the nickname Ox at college because of his large frame and stature
and it has stuck ever since. Playing all the instruments on the album himself,
Paul's versatility as a musician is clearly demonstrated in Distant Shores
and he was also responsible for the recording, production and mastering.
Heavily influenced by the likes of Moby, Craig Armstrong, Groove Armada and
Chic, his aim is always to evoke passion and emotion in those who are hear his
Paul has recently set up his own label Force 8 Records and all
forthcoming releases will be under the new label. He is as excited as Anatasha
about their collaboration and he is confident that the single Take Your Time
and the five-track EP that follows it will be a great success.
Check out Paul Hogg (pop/acoustic music) at www.myspace.com/paulhoggofficial.
Check out Ox (dance/electronica music) at www.myspace.com/oxtunes.
"A lovely vocal performance over beautiful, rhythmic, rhyming guitars. Anatasha
is a definite talent" Kevin Rowland, Dexy's Midnight Runners
"A very talented singer songwriter… awesome… brilliant" Vic Minett,
"It's absolutely blinding especially when the sun is out" Ian
Schofield, Leith FM
"Take your time to savour this sweet-voiced young English lady because she's
sure to be around for a long while" Maggie Woods, MotorBar