10" VINYL EDITION Follow up to the critically acclaimed Tell Me a Tale and I'm Getting Ready EPs - Retro tinged soul from the incredible Michael Kiwanuka, produced by Paul Butler of The Bees. Following the widespread praise for Michael Kiwanuka's debut EP, May's 'Tell Me A Tale', 'I'm Getting Ready' presents three more songs that justify the early acclaim and will add to the 23 year-old's burgeoning reputation as a unique new British voice. Kiwanuka is a singer and songwriter with such a genuine raw talent that this early acclaim is only natural. His headline gigs have all sold-out, he's toured both the UK and Europe with Adele, and already received many offers from well-established, acclaimed artists to work with him on new material. Originally lacking the confidence to sing his own songs, it was upon the discovery of Bob Dylan and Otis Redding, particularly their phrasing, that spoke to Michael above and beyond anything else he'd previously heard. It led him to the back catalogues of Bill Withers, Terry Callier and more recently Laura Marling, and his own work followed soon afterwards. His song repertoire and confidence grew as his MySpace following built, and Paul Butler from The Bees invited him down to the band's Isle of Wight studios to lay down the foundations for these introductory EPs of rootsy, folk-inflected modern soul. 'Paul is definitely on the same wavelength as I am when it comes to musical ideas, and I love spending time building these songs in the studio with him. It's become a kind of perfect alliance', Michael recently commented.