Thought I would make a thread for one of my favourite artists/songwriters/composers so that I could basically post endless updates into the void. His 20 year career spans multiple bands/monikers/genres - 90s euro metal, post-rock, avant-goth and more recently chamber pop. Barely any two of his 30+ records sound the same but all sound like him.
His latest solo record They Are The Shield was released in 2018 and is probably his most accessible and successful to date. Floaty, chamber pop talk-talk vibes.
In 2019, he’s started a subscription model type thing via bandcamp for super fans who want extras, outtakes, bonus content etc.
Kayo Dot LP9 has been finished since mid-2018 and is awaiting release on prophecy records:
Here are an assortment of favourite tunes:
Off-kilter murakami-esque post-rock ballad
Retrofuturistic goth fusion
A song about his cat (that has a face like a squirrel)
Hopefully, you might find something to enjoy in his work.
What are your thoughts ericV? Probably my favourite since Hubrardo. I think I prefer Kayo Dot when they’re more all over the place and doing shorter songs, even if that isn’t what you’d associate them with. The last two tracks are brilliant.
I have some solo shows abroad coming up soon:
SAT 28 MARCH @ Atrium Žižkov, Prague, CZ (Žižkovska Noc Festival)
THU 2 APRIL @ The Hope & Ruin, Brighton, UK with Nick Hudson
FRI 3 APRIL @ The Yorkshire House, Lancaster, UK with Nick Hudson
SAT 4 APRIL @ The Peer Hat, Manchester, UK with Nick Hudson
MON 6 APRIL @ Servant Jazz Quarters, London, UK with Daniel O’Sullivan and Nick Hudson
That live video and sound near the start really reminded me of various DIY gigs I attended or was involved in where you’d get bands that called themselves ‘collectives’ who just got up and blew you away and then you felt like whatever money they might make that night was criminally lacking.
Starting my Toby Driver experience with Choirs of the Eye