Anna Calvi


The English Anna Margaret Michelle Calvi was born on September 24, 1980 in Twickenham. With the name of Anna Calvi, who also names her band, she started to gain notoriety among music critics in late 2010. Her melancholy, dark and atmospheric music has PJ Harvey, Siouxsie and Nick Cave as some of the references. Calvi has already cited Nina Simone, Jimi Hendrix, Captain Beefheart and David Bowie as some of his influences.

Anna Calvi released her first single - 'Jezebel / Moulinette' in October 2010. The track "Jezebel" is a 1951 song written by American singer / songwriter / producer Wayne Shanklin and recorded by several artists, including the French Edith Piaf and The Reverend Horton Heat.

On Domino Records, she released in January 2011 her debut album, the same name. Critically acclaimed, the album was nominated for the 2011 Mercury Music Prize, won by PJ Harvey's Let England Shake'.

The singer released 'One Breath', her second album, in October 2013. The following year, she released 'Strange Weather', an EP with five covers, including the songs "Ghost Rider" (Suicide) and "Lady Grinning Soul" (David Bowie). In 2018, she released the album 'Hunter'.

On the 2020 album 'Hunted', Anna Calvi reinterpreted some tracks from 'Hunter', with collaborations by Julia Holter, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Courtney Barnett and Joe Talbot from the band Idles.

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