Iraina Mancini

The Social, London.

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London singer-songwriter and renowned DJ Iraina Mancini, in anticipation of the release of her eagerly awaited debut album.

"This is an artist I absolutely love, one of our rising stars at 6Music"
Lauren Laverne BBC 6Music


"No other artist is bringing back a distinct blend of soul, funk, and 60s French into the 21st century like the multi-talented Iraina Mancini" 1883 Magazine

Needle Mythology, the label founded by music writer, author and broadcaster Pete Paphides, is thrilled to announce it has acquired the worldwide release of the eagerly anticipated debut album by London singer-songwriter and renowned DJ Iraina Mancini. To celebrate, Iraina & her band will be playing a headline show on April 4th at The Social, Little Portland Street, London.

Iraina's singular pop vision will be known to regular listeners of 6 Music, where her singles `Undo The Blue', `Deep End', `Shotgun' and `Do It (You Stole The Rhythm)' have all been playlisted. Her obsession with music stretches back into her early childhood, much of which was spent absorbing her parents' collection of old 45s, in particular her dad's Northern Soul records - an alternative education which meant that, by her early 20s, she was a familiar presence in the DJ booth at many discerning London club nights. Her love of French ye-ye, British freakbeat, Brazilian bossa nova, soul, and Turkish psych will be well-known to regular listeners of her Soho Radio show.

Having always sung from a young age, Iraina embarked on a string of collaborators such as Jagz Kooner (Sabres Of Paradise), Sunglasses For Jaws (Miles Kane) and Simon Dine (Paul Weller, Noonday Underground) which truly saw her find her metier as a songwriter, conjuring melodies that stand shoulder to shoulder alongside her impeccable influences.

Monitoring her rapid progress from afar was fellow Soho Radio DJ Pete Paphides who got talking to Iraina during the changeover from his show into hers and asked her if she would mind sending him any songs that she had earmarked for a possible album. "Obviously I already loved the singles," he recalls, "but what she sent me sounded like the basis of an album full of singles. Iraina seems incapable of writing anything that doesn't immediately sound like a standard from a slightly more exotic, considerably more fabulous parallel universe."

The first fruits of Iraina's upcoming album are set to be released on April 14th. Iraina describes the single `Cannonball' as "A celebration of that moment when you meet someone you really fall for and it knocks you for six. It can be a bit scary, but you've just got to go with what your intuition is telling you."

Written with Simon Dine, the vertiginous heart-in-mouth abandon of `Cannonball' perfectly mirrors the circumstances that brought it into being. Iraina cites Jacqueline Taïeb's 1967 single 7h du Matin as an early inspiration for the song: "There's such a great energy about that song. Her vocal is amazing and all those stops and starts that grab your attention."

Iraina is presently applying the finishing touches to her debut album, which will be released by Needle Mythology on 180g vinyl and CD in September.

Iraina Mancini
Live at The Social
4 Little Portland Street
London W1W 7JD