Sunday, 20 March 2011

What the Nu Folk - King Creosote



Last of this week's Nu Folk theme and this time it is King Creosote who has played with James Yorkston in the past but unlike Yorkston (with whom he forms part of the collaborative fence collective) and Hobotalk his vocals are purely in his his own accent, no hint of mid atlantic drift here. The other thing is that compared to say Hobotalk, King Creosote tends to revel in experimentation and taking sharp left turns with his songs. With each lp you are never quite sure what you are going to get although the quality of the songwriting never dips.


The recording name of Kenny Anderson from Fife and over the last 12 years he has released a mind boggling amount of stuff - almost impossible to keep track of , the polar opposite of the Blue Nile. With so much on offer it is difficult to know where to start


The lp that got the most coverage was Bombshell probably due to a short holiday on a major label. Although the sound is more polished, the songs and lyrics still have a great quirkiness




You can buy Bombshell here

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