Madam Misfit is back and kicking things off with an Electro Swing cover of the 1980s cartoon “The Wombles“. With the success of her first release “Inspector Gadget” in 2020, she decided it was time once again to revamp a well loved classic.
“I’ve had this remix in mind for so long, I wanted to have fun with it but also try and emphasize the importance of taking care of planet earth”
The track samples the well known voice of David Attenborough, a key figure in saving our planet as Madam Misfit bestows upon herself to unite folk to clean up their act and “REDUCE, RE-USE, RECYCLE, REPEAT” in a rousing chant.
The catchy Swing Hop tempo kicks in after the opening vintage sounding theme is introduced and builds up with participation from her friends and fans giving depth to the sound, this is then stripped away for a fun minimal call and response section re-emphasising the recycling chant.
She whips the crowd into a frenzy with her ChapHop style verses and also features on clarinet which is a great addition to the sound and another string to her bow given her background as a professional clarinettist within the UK Armed Forces. #TheWomblingSong
01. Madam Misfit – The Wombling Song (Swing Hop Mix)
02. Madam Misfit – The Wombling Song (Instrumental)
Release Date: 2021-08-13
Composer & Author: Mike Batt
Publisher: Dramatico Music Publisher Limited
Producer & Arranger: Samuel Brandford (Odd Chap)
Mastering Engineer: Markus Gaetano Müller (Perla Audio)
Label: Electro Swing Thing / Catalog No: ESTSP008
© + ℗ 2021 Electro Swing Thing
Singer: Sarah Paul
Spoken Words: Tim Wells
Trumpet: Josué Yosu
Clarinet: Sarah Paul
Mixing Engineer: Samuel Brandford
“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.