Sunday, 28 April 2013

Josh Record - Bones EP

EP review by karla@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk



If you've ever been to Brixton, or live near Brixton, or have heard of Brixton, it's probably not exactly a place of dreams to you is it? Well, meet 25 year-old Josh Record, based in Brixton, who I've now deemed, the angel of Brixton! It's rare that I stumble across an artist who has the vocal ability to send shivers through me. Josh Record, should take a well deserved bow because he has done just that with his stunning, folk-infused four track EP 'Bones'. The opening track 'For Your Love' is piano-based and has seen support from radio legends such as Zane Lowe, Annie Mac and Steve Lamacq and I can completely see why.

Josh Record has painfully heart-wrenching tone to his voice and reminds me of Bon Iver, and I don't say that lightly, because Bon Iver is, well, Bon Iver! 'Wonder' is not only a song but awakens a very special and strange feeling that you're being lead through a spiritual journey through the eyes of the artist  Pleasantly hopeful, Josh Record sings with a quieter, deeper tone to his voice and there's an overwhelming sense of pureness and honesty. 'Alaska' evokes nature lyrically and sonically with the simplicity of an acoustic guitar supported by emotional harmonies. 'Bones' is a cracker of a song that is almost gospel in its sound and reminiscent of Ben Howard. From the confines of his bedroom, Josh Record has thrown every part of his heart and soul into the recording of his EP which is described as an extension of his entire being. The depth to this statement is striking, haunting and authentic. Just like the EP.





Josh Record's website

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Catch him live:

18th MAY - BRIGHTON, GREAT ESCAPE
20th MAY - LONDON, THE BORDERLINE
29th JUNE - PILTON, GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL
30th JUNE - LONDON, HARD ROCK CALLING
04th JULY - BRISTOL, LOUISIANA
05th JULY - BIRMINGHAM, RAINBOWS
06th JULY - CHELTENHAM, BARN ON THE FARM
12th JULY - STOCKTON, THE GREEN ROOM
13th JULY - NEWCASTLE, THINK TANK
14th JULY - BALADO, T IN THE PARK
17th JULY - LEEDS, NATION OF SHOPKEEPERS
18th JULY - MANCHESTER, CASTLE HOTEL
20th JULY - LONDON, FOLKFEST
21st JULY - SOUTHWOLD, LATITUDE
25th JULY - GUILDFORD, THE BOILEROOM
26th JULY - SOUTHAMPTON, JOINERS
27th JULY - HUNTINGDON, SECRET GARDEN PARTY
10th AUG - NEWQUAY, BOARDMASTERS





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