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05/21/2009
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(PR) Born in Hackney, East London, to Ghanian parents, thecocknbullkid (no gaps, all lower case) aka Anita Blay is not the most conventional of pop stars. Fortunately, this does little to slow how rapidly the 23 year-old is establishing herself as one of 2009's brightest pop hopes. She has spent the past three years exploring all manner of influences (from Moz to Madonna, M.I.A to Little Richard), forging a wholly distinctive sound, and marked an official career "kick off'" with her debut UK single, a collaboration between Anita and Metronomy founding member Joe Mount, which was released on Metronomy's 7" label last year.

thecocknbullkid's style, it should be said, resides firmly on the dark side of pop. There's an almost Trojan quality to it -- Anita's ever-expanding repertoire is a subversive, sometimes sinister, and always-sublime mix of sex, death, ugliness, wit and depravity, found amidst the everyday, and pegged onto supremely inventive pop melodies. "I've always thought pop should never just be saccharine" she says, "It should be black and tortured too. There's no point otherwise."

Up until now, thecocknbullkid has been busy working up an arsenal of sonic ideas into fully fleshed out tracks. Her first EP, "Querelle", will be released on August 4, 2009 in North America on IAMSOUND Records.

This four-track release features production from all over the spectrum, ranging from Radioclit (The Very Best, Santigold, Bonde do Role) to Dave McCracken (Beyonce, Ian Brown of The Stone Roses). Amidst a flurry of UK critical acclaim, plus Urb, Nylon for Guys, SPIN, and the New York Post already joining the choir, this new EP is Anita Blay's official introduction to stateside audiences, anointing thecocknbullkid as an artist to watch worldwide.

thecocknbullkid's "Querelle" Tracklisting:
1. Kiss Kiss Kill
2. Clean Apart
3. Boys and Girls
4. I'm Not Sorry



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