GRAVENHURST  (bristol, uk)
bristol based songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer nick talbot, aka gravenhurst, first garnered critical attention with his second album ‘flashlight seasons’, originally released in 2003 through his own label silent age. he signed to warp in 2004 and re-released ‘flashlight seasons’, which was quickly followed by the mini-album ‘black holes in the sand’.

the sound of these two records; finger-picked folk, dark, sometimes cryptic lyrical themes and talbot’s distinctive, softly sung vocals by no means set out a rigid template to be followed. the follow up albums ‘fires in distant buildings’ (2005) and ‘the western lands’ (2007) moved further into sonic rock territory, incorporating shoegaze and krautrock sounds, yet both albums retain the peerless melody and invention that have marked talbot out as such a unique voice, in a world of increasingly tired, derivative and cynically marketed bands.

having recently disbanded his live ensemble, nick is embarking on a series of solo dates around the country. this will be an intriguing opportunity to see songs from his increasingly full and atmospheric back catalogue, stripped back to the bare essentials, one man, his guitar, and selections of haunting melancholic folk. ]

perfect for these trying times.

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