Madam Misfit – Pandora’s Box (Album)
As the very first female Chap-Hop artist, Madam Misfit has been making waves on the scene for several years now.
Finally, her long awaited follow up album to her debut “Elixir of Swing” is upon us and it’s most definitely worth the wait.
Pandora’s Box” is a ten- track album taking you on a musical journey from bass-driven jazz as heard in “The Grinch” through to a Swing-Hop remix of Mozart in “Happy to Hold”. The theme throughout is driven by her hypnotic positive vibes.
Alongside several brand-new tracks, the album brings on board some of Madam Misfit’s favourite singles from the past two years, such as “Skin You’re In” and “The Wombling Song”. Both have become anthems at her shows and were just as well received as her collaboration with fellow Electro Swing band “Victor and the Bully” with their haunting track “Trick or Treat” which made huge waves on Spotify for Spooky season.
On the production side, Madam Misfit has joined forces with Emma Clair, Odd Chap, Wolfgang Lohr, and many more of the finest producers in the Electro Swing universe, to “add to the chaos within” as she describes her inner world and work process.
Madam Misfit is well known for her charms, humour and quirkiness which never seize to help her express even more serious matters in a way that puts a big smile on one’s face.
So, no wonder “Skin You’re In”, the single that stands out the most and has ultimately moved her to release the album, is a soulful selflove anthem, that reminds you to accept yourself just the way you are, despite all the apparent flaws.
Promoting positivity and confidence through music is Madam Misfit’s entire vision behind this album she has gifted to us.
Or to put it in her own words: “I present this gift to you I cannot be held responsible for the chaos that is about to be released”
With all this being said, the question on everyone’s lips must be: Who exactly is Madam Misfit? “She’s a wild card, the black sheep, a freak, a weirdo, and you know…. I kinda like it that way!”
01. Madam Misfit – Skin You’re In
02. Madam Misfit – Tea Drunk
03. Madam Misfit – The Wombling Song (Swing Hop Mix)
04. Madam Misfit & Emma Clair – Sugar Rush
05. Madam Misfit – Happy to Hold
06. Madam Misfit – Chu Chi Face
07. Madam Misfit – Big Bad Wolf
08. Madam Misfit & Victor and the Bully – Trick or Treat
09. Madam Misfit – The Grinch
10. Madam Misfit – You Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks
(feat. Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq, Tom Carradine)
Composer & Lyrics: Sarah Paul
Producer: Odd Chap (Track 01,03,05,06,07,10) / Vladislav Zaika (Track 02,06) / Matthew Rodgers (Track 08) / Wolfgang Lohr (Track 09) / Emma Worrall (Track 04)
Feature: Professor Elemental (Track 03), Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq, Tom Carradine (Track 10)
Electro Swing Thing Records Album 003
Catalog No.: ESTA003
Release Date: 2022-11-21
© + ℗ 2022 Electro Swing Thing
▶ ALBUM CREDITS
Recording Studio: Glenn Tinsley @Rudesounds
Artwork: Laura Marr – @flourishrva
Mastering Engineer: Markus Gaetano Müller (Perla Audio)
Photos: Photography by Darcy – @photobydarcy1
Videos: Inkblot Films – @inkblotfilms
The girls are members of: Ellie Etoile’s Burlesque – @ellieetoilesburlesqueuk
Madam Misfit – Biography
“voice of pure sunshine” Professor Elemental
“An exponent in the genre of Steampunk and Electro Swing…” Electroswing Thing
“Madam Misfit has created ripples with her mesmerizing and scintillating music” Issue Wire
“…a magnificent singer” Daily Music Roll
Welcome to the “Wonderful World of a Red Haired Misfit…”
The extraordinary, the peculiar, the misunderstood and the “can’t quite put my finger on it” add a beat and a sprinkle of humour and this is what you get!
Standing strong for all the misfits of the world, Madam Misfit is an advocate for fellow red heads releasing her first track entitled “Red Haired Misfit” to turn the many negatives pinpointed at this wonderful hair colour on its head.
She is into her second year now as an established artist and there’s no stopping her. With her debit album “Elixir of Swing” storming its way into peoples hearts, she’s back with more toe tapping delights.
Concentrating on collaborations, her track “The Grinch” with Wolfgang Lohr was a huge success and a real earworm at Christmas, also dropping “The Big Bad Wolf” which appeared on the Bart and Bakers “Electro Swing Party V3”, the very duo that introduced her to the genre.
2021 has seen her releasing with Russian artist “Crazy Red Balls” with Lollipop, pushing the swing genre to its limits and she also featured on clarinet on a B side release with label “Freshly Squeezed” produced by Riff Kitten “Renegade Rag”
Her musical career began as military musician, spanning almost 2 decades with the Royal Air Force as a clarinettist, she has performed on stages all over the world from the Newcastle to New Zealand.
“I’ve really enjoyed bringing my own instrumental samples to my mixes, the problem is, I need to learn when to stop, I love harmonising and creating unique passages, it becomes quite addictive”
The inspiration behind her music comes from her love of the 1920s – 1940s vintage styling and music, twinned with a bit of tongue and cheek humour
Her musical genre ranges from Electroswing to Chaphop, with her comical rap lyrics gradually becoming her identity within the music industry and many steampunk festivals across the UK.