Debut Album Announced

August 10, 2016

The self-titled debut album of "The Bleeding Obvious” - the monicker of British music producer Jessica Rowbottom - will be released on 17 November.

Collaborating with over 40 different musicans and vocalists including retro pop-siren Ruby Macintosh, gravelly bluesman Scott Wainwright, poet Ralph Dartford and singer Anthony Jackson-Stubbs of LGBT band Paleday, the collection of 15 songs charts a journey through themes of love, happiness, acceptance, breakup, grief, loss and ultimately optimism.

A work born of sheer passion and emotion, it is a kaleidoscopic mix of styles from reggae and folk to synthesiser EDM and electro-swing, resulting in an album which is confident and expansive, and reflects her experiences of coming-out as transgender several years ago.

"I was heavily influenced by the electronic and orchestral downbeat scene of the 1990s - bands like Saint Etienne, Pet Shop Boys and Swing Out Sister,” Jessica explains. “But as a chorister at Wakefield Cathedral in the 1980s I was exposed to some fantastic musical arrangements and layered sounds which all play a part - it’s a rabbit-hole of genres!"

It will be available for pre-order from the website at from 20 October on limited-edition red vinyl LP, CD, and digital. Each piece of music is accompanied by its own artwork, commissioned specially for the album.

A one-off gig to accompany the release will take place at Unity Works in her hometown of Wakefield UK, on 19th November. It will feature vocalists from the album and a gallery of original artwork from the album will also be on display. Tickets are available from the Bleeding Obvious website or direct from the venue.

For more information, promo requests, photographs, or to set up an interview, please contact Marie Keen by email


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