Primavera Sound Barcelona
Celeste Waite was born in Los Angeles, but raised in Brighton. When you listen to her you can’t quite make out what side of the Atlantic she is from. In fact you can’t even really make out what decade she is from. Celeste has just started releasing songs, but she sings old, it is as if her voice had a sepia filter on it. Watching her unravelling her soul-jazz twine slow motion, is a therapeutic experience that, thanks to a little hip hop here and a touch of Bristol there, avoids the trap of revival for revival’s sake without even messing up her hair.
Lately (Both Sides Records / Polydor Records, 2019)