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Anja Plaschg at Haldern Pop Festival 2019

Soap&Skin (born 5 April 1990) is an Austrian singer. Her real name is Anja Franziska Plaschg. She plays piano and sings in English and sometimes German. She has released two albums.

Early life[change | change source]

Plaschg grew up in a village called Gnas. She started playing piano when she was six. When she was fourteen she started playing violin.

Career[change | change source]

In 2008 she released an EP called Untitled.

In 2009 she released her first album, Lovetune for Vacuum. Pitchfork gave it a good rating, 7.3. It was No.5 in the Austrian chart.

In 2010, "Brother of Sleep" and "Marche Funèbre", songs from Lovetune for Vacuum, were used in the soundtrack for the movie War Games: At the End of the Day.

In 2011 she sung on the song "Goodbye" on Apparat's album The Devil's Walk. The song was played in the last episode of Season 4 of Breaking Bad.

In February 2012 she made a chocolate for Zotter. It has cumin, red wine, and pig's blood.[1]

She released her second album Narrow in March 2012. It reached No.1 in the Austrian chart. A BBC music critic compared its sound to that of Bjork.[2] NME gave it 7/10.[3]

In 2012 she acted in a film for the first time. The film is called Stilleben. She plays a prostitute called Carmen.[4]

On March 11 2013 Sugarbread, Soap&Skin's second EP, was released. It has three songs. The second song, "Me and the Devil", is a Robert Johnson cover. Drowned in Sound gave Sugarbread 7/10.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Soap&Skin…and chocolate?". The Line of Best Fit.
  2. Diver, Mike. "BBC - Music - Review of Soap&Skin - Narrow".
  3. nme. "Soap&Skin - 'Narrow'". NME.
  4. "The Quietus - Features - Quietus Mixes & Radio -". The Quietus.
  5. "Ep Review: Soap&Skin - Sugarbread". DrownedInSound.

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