SONGBROKER SONG OF THE DAY : THE CAKE KITCHEN - 'WITNESS TO YOUR SECRETS'
The Cakekitchen was founded in 1989 as a duo of Graeme Jefferies and Robert Key and in 1990 as a trio with Key and Rachael King.
The Cakekitchen released their first EP through Flying Nun Records. Two songs stood out on the release; the oblique, hard-edged Dave The Pimp and the sparkling Witness To Your Secrets.
Witness to you Secrets possesses a beautiful electric guitar melody with sprinkles of piano and the addition of Jefferies signature voice which glides atop as drums and rhythmic textures build, making for a warm but bittersweet listening experience.
“Jefferies’ voice – a disquieting murmur at times, breaking off to accent itself with baritone asides, bass hiccups that punctuate his flow – is something all his own. And wonderful. But then – you’d expect that. For no one else is writing songs like this – they deserve the sort of idiosyncratic treatment he affords them”.
Simon Sweetman, Blog on the Tracks