Self Esteem

Self Esteem is Rebecca Lucy Taylor, and a project which began with painting and prints and video alongside her day job writing and performing as one half of Slow Club. Since her musical divergence from the band, Rebecca has revelled in unleashing a whole version of herself with no compromises, no reducing herself, no hesitating. She would go on to write the songs that had been rising up inside her all through the years — big songs, that spoke of love and sex and chaos, that brought in huge basslines, gospel choirs, the kind of polished, provocative production she admired on the biggest pop records.

Compliments Please saw Rebecca working with songwriter and producer Johan Karlberg, seeking him out because she loved his band, The Very Best, as well as his approach to production. “It has been challenging and incredibly frightening,” says Rebecca,‘but so much more satisfying because of this. I wanted to make pop music for my fellow flawed, squashed and disgusting humans having a go at life. I feel I’ve succeeded. And if I haven’t, I’m hoping to make a fair few more.”

To celebrate the release of Compliments Please, Self Esteem will be performing a number of special in-stores around release before heading on a full UK tour, taking in eleven shows.

Self Esteem in-store performances
1st March – BRIGHTON – Resident
2nd March – LONDON – Rough Trade East
4th March – LONDON – Banquet, Kingston
5th March – BRISTOL – Rough Trade
6th March – NOTTINGHAM – Rough Trade
9th March – MARGATE – Elsewhere

Self Esteem UK shows
9th March – RAMSGATE – Ramsgate Music Hall
10th March – NOTTINGHAM – The Bodega Social Club
12th March– BIRMINGHAM – Hare & Hounds
13th March – NEWCASTLE – The Think Tank
14th March – MANCHESTER – Yes
15th March – GLASGOW – Stereo
16th March – SHEFFIELD – The Plug
18th March – SOUTHAMPTON – The Joiners
20th March – LONDON – Village Underground
21st March – BRISTOL – Thekla
22nd March – LEEDS – Belgrave Music Hall

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