Ill Ease - ‘Greatest Tits’ (Too Pure)

30 Dec 2003

the nyc star with her first ep for the uk; release - '02.
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Ill Ease - 'Greatest Tits'

This amusingly-titled EP marks the first UK release for Brooklynite solo-star, Elizabeth Sharp. With songs not so much to serenade as impact, her range of black humour and tales of tortured experiences makes for, quite often, an uncomfortable journey.

Opening with the two most peculiar tracks on the limited-edition 10", it's 'Ruler Of The Ho-Dom' that reveals Sharp's first signs of true, original music-conceptualising; using a cheekily repetitive chant of 'I should've f**ked you when I met you/I should never have left you', her fusion of nursery-rhyme-keyboards and haphazard instrumentation certainly installs a rare spin on alt-pop. And, with the further up-tempo, guitar-driven 'Backstabbers Anonymous', it's safe to say that Elizabeth's wit is only outclassed by her warm charisma.

Like The Moldy Peaches in their most lo-fi and peculiar of arrangements, this definitely ain't the stuff that shapes party-music - well, unless you're entertaining for characters just as similarly boisterous and ironically sentimental as Sharpe herself.

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