Not only were this guy and his band absolutely charming in person, they completely won me over with their set at the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover. I fully intend going out to buy his music - not even just ripping it off YouTube. He seems like my kinda artist, even though I have not properly explored his music just yet. Maybe a little like the first Bon Iver album in style, which is always fine by me. For now though, take my word that he puts on a properly fantastic live performance, despite the fact that there was not much put into it production-wise.
At first I thought sitting through his performance would be like sitting through the support act at a really great gig. The kind that you listen and nod your head to, but forget by the time the main act take to the stage. I was proved wrong in the very best way. His music sounds like it has the roots of a good old fashioned folk musician, but with something extra that gives his music weight and presence that filled the stage.
Forgive me for the incredulous hipster-esque obscure description. You know what, don’t listen to me at all.
Last night, I was at the Borderline in London at the Nathaniel Ratecliff/Communion show… what a show!!!
Communion are good at bringing absolute gems to the ears and last night was no exception
An absolutely amazing night, a rare treat for a Thursday evening… and even Mumford and Sons came on stage for a little dity or too… probably over shadowed the night, but I’m sure that wasn’t the intention.
Photo’s above (sorry they’re shit. I managed to get the worst position in the venue and the majority of the night was me hugging a bollard.)