- Genre: 'Alt/Country'
- Release Date: '26th January 2018'
Skelhorn is a Liverpudlian singer-songwriter, who, I understand has been ‘quickly garnering support from key tastemakers for his strong, catchy hooks and meaningful lyrics’. I told have much trick with the key tastemakers myself, given their apparent tendency to play safe and back the most anodyne sonic wallpaper going. Taste? You get more taste from 20-year old chewing gum that’s been left .
‘Skelhorn’s music reflects the past and glimpses the future, fusing his acoustic roots with a passion for electronica via his wonderfully authentic vocals. Think Tarantino meets Morricone, a dusting of Twin Peaks and a shot of rock’n’roll,’ gushes the press release.
‘Skelhorn’s great gift is his ability to deliver beautiful, meaningful lyrics with his unique, laid-back ‘Elvis-like’ voice,’ gushes Chris Hawkins on behalf of both Radio 2 and 6.
‘A Wondrous Place of Our Own’ is laced with myriad twangs of vintage downtempo rock ‘n’ roll with hints of Roy Orbison and Chris Isaak in its hazy production, strolling bass runs, and dreamy croon. It’s really not bad at all. The accompanying video is superbly shot and looks like it might have been expensive, especially for a debut.