Posh Chocolates, real name Christian Ellery, is a UK producer who blends indie pop and hip hop to create his own brand of bedroom pop. His latest, a sugar-coated meditation on love, is called Sweeter Stuff.
By Graeme Smith
I was captured by Christian’s poetry in Sweeter Stuff. His verses feel like a slow rap, with alliteration, unexpected rhymes and a hell of a vocabulary. It unfolds against instrumentals that rise and fall, sitting somewhere between a classic rock and roll ballad and modern electronica. It’s really like nothing I’ve heard before.
With recognition from BBC Introducing, 6 Music and Amazing Radio, I’m not the only one who rates this guy. Have a listen for yourself to Sweeter Stuff below.