Dear Shaded Viewers,

It has been said that 25 year old Natalie Findlay comes from the same bloodline as PJ Harvey or The Kills’ Alison Mosshart. At 17 she signed to a major label but it turned into a misadventure so she launched her own label, Mint Records and signs to BMG. Influences come from David Lynch, Michel Gondry’s “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and don’t be surprised if her dream of writing film music comes into being in the near future.

“On her debut album, Findlay is accompanied by Jules Apollinaire (also a co-producer) on keyboards, bass and guitar, Ben Simon on guitar, and Christina Lamas on drums. She knows how to pick her entourage well, collaborating with Carl Barat of the Libertines to compose “St. Elmo’s Fire”, and bringing in producers Jake Gosling (The Libertines, Ed Sheeran), Samy Osta (Woman, Fire Chatterton, Rover!) and Flood (Nick Cave, Depeche Mode, Smashing Pumpkins, well, just about everyone). Their mixes help reveal Findlay’s complex personality, shedding light onto its contrasting landscapes, bringing harmony and disorder together in a beautiful chaos.”

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.