New Zealand’s Princess Chelsea to release debut album “Lil’ Golden Book” stateside.
Lead single and video “The Cigarette Duet” is an unforgettable and infectious slice of life.
“The Cigarette Duet” is the first single and video from “Lil’ Golden Book” by Princess Chelsea.
Over three years in the making, New Zealand’s Lil’ Chief Records is proud to present the debut album by Princess Chelsea, the stage persona of composer Chelsea Nikkel. Lil’ Golden Book is the first collection of what her label describes as “the soundtrack to an old Disney movie meeting Kraftwerk fronted by Enya in a 60’s production of ‘Les Miserables’ set in space.”
More to the point, Lil’ Golden Book is full of stories about growing up in modern New Zealand. Everyday situations surrounding drinking, the internet, and petty jealousies are presented as some kind of bizarre layman’s fairy-tale. The juxtaposition of Princess Chelsea’s lush, orchestral arrangements and the sardonic wit of her lyrics make for an intriguing listen.
Lil’ Golden Book’s first single and video “The Cigarette Duet” (featuring guest vocals and guitar by Jonathan Bree of Sub Pop band, The Brunettes) dishes up a catchy 60’s style pop duet reminiscent of Nancy & Lee. The humorous his / her argument about smoking combines witty, direct lyricism with shimmering pop arrangements and one of the catchiest guitar solos you’ll hear for a while.
Princess Chelsea is currently planning a fall tour of the US. Lil’ Golden Book will be released in America on September 6th, 2011.
Lil’ Golden Book
(Lil’ Chief Records – Sept. 6th, 2011)
01. Machines of Loving Grace
03. Ice Reign
04. Monkey Eats Bananas
05. Caution Repetitive
06. The Cigarette Duet
07. Too Fast To Live
10. Goodnight Little Robot Child
11. Ice Reign (Reprise)