‘Sometimes life can taste so sweet
When you slow it down’
From ‘Upside Down’ by Paloma Faith
It’s not just the Heroes of She who have failed to make it big in 2009, very few British acts broke through last year. Apart from reality TV acts only Florence + The Machine have surpassed 300,000 sales in the year. 2009’s winner of the BBC’s “Sound Of” poll, Little Boots, was only 120th in the ranking of album sales. The new artist who I adore and who is bound to be a sensation in 2010 is Paloma Faith, whose “Upside Down” from her album “Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?” is set to become the Slow Life anthem. This video clip show her singing it on the Jools Holland show. Incidentally, since my posting about Paolo Nutini’s “Sunny Side Up” on December 27th his album has shot from No 15 right to the top of the charts- after 31 weeks in the chart , no less.