Imogen Heap is an artist who has embraced and used the internet to the fullest extent possible in the production and promotion of her music.
Earlier this week, she and some of her Twitter feed fans used the same technologies to chase down some of those responsible for the online auctioning of a pre-release CD of her forthcoming album, Ellipse. Having bid the auction up to £10M for the watermarked CD, she had the satisfaction of seeing the auction closed down and reading the staunch denials of the journo the CD was sent to and his editor.
The fun over, she headed off to the States where she’s currently doing promotional interviews across the US. The Heap faithful there were able to attend a number of small ‘happenings’ and hear live previews of a number of songs from Ellipse. For those of us elsewhere in the world keen to hear the long-awaited material, Stereogum provides the chance to hear the first single First Train Home.