We like a good side project, and checking back we seem to particularly enjoy those connected with bands on the Memphis Industries label. Following our recent promotion for School Of Language (David from Field Music), The Week That Was (Peter from Field Music), Kaputt (Silke ex-Go! Team), Wet Paint (three of Absentee) and George Washington Brown (who recorded for MI as J Xaverre), not to mention Andy 'Blue States' Dragazis' production sidelines, comes a Pipettes spinoff to file alongside those by Gwenno and Monster Bobby. Matt and Ollie from the label need to work their charges harder if they're just going to go off and do other stuff besides.
Actually, it's not technically a side project at all. Rose Elinor Dougall is the fully named solo side of the young woman you'll know as Rosay Pipette, or at least would have known as that until about a month ago when she left. Known during her band tenure to have been a closet folkie, and possibly alone even on Myspace for citing influence from both Julie London and Spank Rock*, she's responsible for what on the basis of one track is after-hours electronic lo-fi of a type so far stripped down due to bedroom recording materials necessity. No idea what she's planning to do with it beyond "I'm hoping to get some more fully formed material together in the not too distant future", but we'll keep 'em peeled.
(* To be honest we've just checked this and it's not true, but the other likeminded soul is a piano jazz singer so doesn't count in our cloistered world)