Album: Keaton Henson, Dear... (Oak Ten)
Sunday 01 April 2012
Another young singer-songwriter, another break-up album – though unlike For Emma... the cause of Henson's sorrow remains nameless.
Henson shuns publicity, suffers panic attacks and refuses to play conventional gigs. Turns out he is a "visual artist [whose] music was never intended to be heard", let alone playlisted on Radio 1. Bon Iver is the obvious reference, though further listens reveal an angry-but-polite Britishness that is both gently gripping and strangely sinister.
To mark Tolstoy's 186th birthdaybooks
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Amy Winehouse statue unveiled in Camden
- 2 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 3 George Galloway on Scottish independence: The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
- 4 Headaches, fry ups, and hair of the dog - why do we get hangovers, and is there such thing as a 'cure'?
- 5 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
George Galloway on Scottish independence: The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained in Los Angeles after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Scottish independence: Britain faces 'constitutional crisis' at next election
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly