Duffy, not Uffie at All Points West, photo by Rebecca Smeyne
I have to fess up to an error: when I was scanning the APW lineup yesterday I misread “Duffy” (the popular Welsh soul singer) for “Uffie” (the Paris-based American rapper that supplied vocals for tracks on that killer Justice album, among other things). I didn’t realize my mistake until I showed up at the gig expecting to hear some dirty-ass hip-hop and instead found myself embarrassingly bopping along to “Mercy”. My bad, folks – it won’t happen again. What’s that? You like “Mercy”? Yeah, I sort of do too, but that doesn’t change the fact that Duffy is a poor man’s Amy Winehouse.