NAME: Paolo Nutini
HOMETOWN: Paisley, Scotland, UK
HOW I HEARD ABOUT THEM: I was surfing the Observer site and stumbled upon this video feature of Paolo describing 7 “everyday objects”. I can hardly understand what he’s saying. I feel like I’m trapped in the world of Sick Boy.
LATEST RELEASE: These Streets
SONG LISTENED TO: “Rewind” [MP3]
WHAT THEY SOUND LIKE: I instantly thought his voice and vibe reminded me of teen heart-throb Teddy Geiger–who I love. This Scottish hottie has a pretty voice, adding in a slightly gritty texture to the notes during the long extended notes. However, the song is a bit saucier fare than dear Teddy would write about. Sample lyric, “Oh remember at 16/ Oh the crazy drunken night we had/ When I kissed you in the hallway/ Then I took you straight to bed”. Did I mention Paolo is only
19 20 years old (it’s his birthday today) and he kinda looks like a young Julian Casablancas meets Diego Luna? He plays a sold out show at the Bowery Ballroom on Jan 31st.
1 to 5 RATING: 3
OTHER BLOGS THAT HAVE TALKED ABOUT THEM: Carl Sandburg Visits Me In a Dream, Oh No They Didn’t
LISTEN TO MORE: “Last Request” and “Jenny Don’t Be Hasty” (actually better than “Rewind”) on the Myspace
Acoustic performance of “These Streets” (his voice sounds scary Chris Martin-like for the first 3 notes–oh and HELLO Scottish accent):
Video for “Rewind”: