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"Metropolis" is the first single off of her upcoming solo debut. The song isn't a complete departure and sounds an awful lot like the indie rock of The Long Blondes. While The Long Blondes always had a bit of a pop riot grrrl sound, "Metropolis" sounds like The Long Blondes channelling Jarvis Cocker, which just can't possibly be a bad thing. The song just keeps building and building to a climax like the best Pulp songs do.
Kate Jackson's solo debut, British Road Movies, is due out on May 20 via Hoo Ha Records. There will also be an accompanying series of paintings exhibited in London around the time of the album's release. You can listen to "Metropolis" below. For more information on Kate Jackson, check out her website. You can also pre-order British Road Movies here.