Having supported Warmduscher, Katy J Pearson, Audiobooks, Lime Garden, Insecure Men, Let’s Eat Grandma, and Girl Ray, 2022/3 has been a bit of a whirlwind for divine disco diva – and recent Moshi Moshi signing – Vanity Fairy.
A sparkling starlet of the underground East London scene, Vanity’s debut EP ‘Love From Above’ spins a nostalgia-laden world that plays with kitsch-pop tropes and revels in the hedonistic indulgences of classic disco. But there’s also something strange at work here. Far from being content to ape her be-dazzled Studio 54 idols, Fairy adds something new to the mix. It’s a bittersweet, playful, wistful sensibility that works itself out in a sound that both reveres and toys with the music she loves with all her heart.
Between her shimmering vocal falsetto (which has been compared to everyone from Barry Gibb to Kate Bush) and onstage theatrics, the iconic disco darling is earning a reputation as one of the most mesmerising live performers around.
With a new EP set for release, and more exciting live news soon to be unveiled, 2023 looks set to be a stunner for the high priestess of underground disco-pop.
Vanity Fairy is on a messianic, hedonistic one-woman-mission to spread one simple emotion to audiences everywhere: JOY!