WORDS BY DESH KAPUR
‘UNDO THE BLUE’
Iraina Mancini’s debut album “Undo The Blue” takes listeners on a captivating journey back in time, channeling the unmistakable vibes of the 60s and 70s. With a seamless blend of songs that delve into the intricacies of love and heartbreak, Mancini, a multi-talented London singer, DJ, and model, brings a refreshing twist to the music scene.
The album is an ode to the era of film noir, weaving together a tapestry that evokes a sense of mystery and intrigue. Produced by the accomplished Jagz Kooner, known for his work with Garbage and Primal Scream, “Undo The Blue” captures a unique essence that combines the charm of the past with a contemporary flair.
One of the standout tracks on the album is the harmonica-infused romp of “What You Doin’,” featuring a collaboration with the talented Miles Kane .and Kitty Liv. Mancini draws inspiration from the legendary Jane Birkin, a musician and actress she cites as a major influence, adding a layer of sophistication to her music
The album’s sound I can only described as James Bond meets The Avengers, a fusion that results in a seductive and sultry collection of tracks. The influence of Mancini’s time spent listening to her father’s northern soul collection is evident throughout, infusing the record with brilliant horns, captivating keyboard arpeggios, and sweeping strings that transport listeners to a bygone era.
Also drawing from French pop influences ala Serge Gainsbourg as well as a little touch of the Swedish band The Cardigans, “Undo The Blue” has an upbeat, uplifting, and anthemic energy that is hard to resist. Mancini’s songwriting and storytelling shines through every track, showcasing her ability to craft music that resonates deeply.
In conclusion, Iraina Mancini’s debut album “Undo The Blue” is a delightful journey into the past, expertly reimagined for the present. With its retro sound, cinematic allure, and a touch of nostalgia. The blend of 60s and 70s influences, along with her modern sensibilities, creates an irresistible collection that will have you hitting the replay button. “Undo The Blue” is a testament to Mancini’s knack for creating timeless music that captures hearts and captivates ears.
1/ Deep End (03.32)
2/ Cannonball (02.54)
3/ Sugar High (03.40)
4/ Undo The Blue (03.58)
5/ Do It (You Stole The Rhythm) (03.37)
6/ My Umbrella (03.28)
7/ Shotgun (03.32)
8/ What You Doin’ (03.03)
9/ Need Your Love (03.45)
10/ Take a Bow (04.05)
5 September Sheffield Yellow Arch
6 September Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s
7 September Glasgow Stereo
8 September Newcastle Cluny 2
9 September Blackpool Library
10 September Birkenhead Library
11 September Leeds Old Woollen
12 September Manchester Lodge / Deaf Institute
20 September Southampton 1865
21 September Margate Where Else?
22 September Wendover Real Magic Music At The Legion
23 September Hebden Bridge Trades
30 September Birmingham The Night Owl
14 October London Omeara
FOLLOW IRAINA MANCINI
My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.