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White Williams is an American artist whose music I first heard when Andrew Weatherall played his first 6 Mix show a few years back. White’s record label said the album Smoke is ‘unapologetic pop that flirts with the vacuous nostalgia of the American dream; engaging ambiguous and schizophrenic instruments with impressionistic lyrics; driven by a casually heterosexual backbeat’. Got that? A heterosexual backbeat. I assume this is supposed to be ‘ironic’.

This song Route To Palm mixes synths with a vaguely rockabilly guitar line and is really rather good. The album also has a decent cover version of I Want Candy. Other than this, I know nothing.