"the kind of electronic music that, gliding gracefully on the wings of Badie’s voice, makes you feel as if you’ve really got it together, and that you’ve made all the right choices that somehow led you to hear this music tonight, which was the soundtrack to the thoughtful adventure your life is slowly but surely becoming."
- LA WEEKLY
“There’s nothing retro or nostalgic about their multi-faceted sound...their clever, subtle mix of influences, as well as a rare, rooted humanity, that hasn’t gone unnoticed by one or two big guns”
- ELECTRONIC SOUND
"Texas", the new single from Irish/American duo Lesser Pieces, hones right in on that crippling self-doubt with disorienting, woozy electronics and vocalist Diane Badi'é's pained admission that it's only time before I'll be begging for you.
"Lesser Pieces drop yet another masterpiece balancing beautifully between crisp production and vocal deliciousness"
- DUMMY MAG
"In the same vein as Sylvan Esso and Oh Wonder, Lesser Pieces are making chilled grooves with big choruses in a personable and interesting way."
- LINE OF BEST FIT
"...a slow burner with a sense of cold intimacy, layered vocals and permeating synth notes, the duo now beginning to identify their signature style and developing a recognisable sound"
- The 405
"Sounds Like: Waking up in an apartment that looks like a third wave café under a pile of duvets as a cute person comes to bring you a coffee with perfect latte art."
"siren-like vocals with a slick and contemporary production consisting of arpeggiated synths, stuttering boom bap-like beats and a soaring hook"
- JOY OF VIOLENT MOVEMENT
"Never Think Of You, a song that skulks the nether regions (so to speak) of electronic pop and comes up pretty rosy as a result. If the slick production doesn’t get you, the moment “say I never think of you unless we’re in the same place” comes around you ought to be hooked."
- PRESS PLAY OK
"Ambitious, artful electronic pop music, the sense of drama is allied to some exquisite melodies."
- CLASH MAGAZINE
Lesser Pieces is the electronic project from Irish multi-dimensional producer Mike Slott and New York-born Egyptian singer-songwriter/composer Diane Badie. It is the culmination of the duo's lauded musical history – a vulnerable yet euphoric statement on modern popular music. Lesser Pieces was spawned from collaborative writing sessions on each of the artist's solo records in Brooklyn – after their first track together “Nightingale” caught the ear of Paul Epworth (Adele, FKA Twigs) who would go on to invite them to work on another project and introduce them to their future producer and close confidant, Patrick Ford (!!!, Tanlines). Written in New York, Dublin, Los Angeles, and London, the beautifully cascading style of Lesser Pieces is a partnership of universal ideals, combining Mike Slott’s eulogized electronic soul – as heard on his releases and roots with LuckyMe – and Diane Badie’s haunting songwriting and siren-esque vocals. With more tracks recorded in recent sessions, 2019 promises to be a big one for Lesser Pieces.