However you make your way to Brenda, more likely than not you’ll be quickly pulled deep into her interplanetary orbit of new wave pop, psychedelic noise, and warm roots, dub and lovers rock. We’ve certainly spent hours, afternoons, full days even, soaking in her quirky and brutally honest songs about love, dreamin’, and sweet wine. There’s simply an undeniable magic in Brenda’s music that reaches far beyond her humble home-made studio in North West England.
While Brenda’s tracks have made their way around the world, the central figure behind the music has remained a bit of a mystery… Brenda’s Bandcamp page offers one of the only tidbits about her available online. Written by the artist herself, the bio reads:
A few weeks ago, we reached out to Brenda’s Bandcamp page to inquire about Perfume Of The Soul, her first album since 2006’s Walatta. The message was essentially a shot in the dark, knowing full well that the enigmatic artist likely did not manage the page. To our surprise, Brenda responded, and with a gift…
So today, we present a very special mix beamed down to us directly from Naffi HQ. The selection includes tracks from Alice Coltrane, Augustus Pablo, Pharoah Sanders, The Chordettes, and others along with an unreleased B.R. tune that references a very familiar nocturne… The mix also comes with a short note from Brenda herself: “home, car, wherever y’are…….a selection of soul enlightening to lift the spirit music. Hope this finds ‘You and Yours’ keeping good and well – especially over these past couple of crazee years.”