Last June, a heavily tattooed singer-songwriter named Skott burst through the noise with the indie dance gem “Porcelain,” a lush single about verbally castrating your significant other. Almost a year later, we know very, very little about the enigmatic musician releasing tracks through RCA in the US and Chess Club in the UK. Various outlets have rehashed the story of how she grew up in a forest commune surrounded by folk artists, only exposing herself to modern music when she ventured into a city for the first time as a teen. Where that forest commune may have been (or be?) is as mysterious as any other details that could contextualize Skott’s music.
But naturalism bleeds through her music; she proclaims herself “a wolf” on the second track of the Porcelain single and the choruses tout a high, elfish pitch on a number of songs. Instead of receding to a wooded sanctuary, Skott has been active the past month, visiting SXSW and stopping by The Mercury Lounge for a 7-song set alongside openers Satellite Mode last week. Paste photographer DeShaun Craddock snapped a few shots from the show, seen in the gallery above.