A one-time member of indie rock favourites The War on Drugs, Vile released his first solo album Constant Hitmaker in 2008. Since then he’s released a slew of records which interlace 70s rock grooves with shambling self-examination.
His sixth album, b’lieve I’m goin down… was released in September, to rave reviews. It's classic Vile, languid and melodic, but this record is more expansive than his previous. There are moments of tenderness that give you goosebumps - this is so much more than just 'stoner music'.
The album also opens with one of the best first lines we've heard in a while "I woke up this morning didn't recognize the man in the mirror / Then I laughed and I said, 'Oh silly me/ That's just me'"
Come and hear for yourself at the Roundhouse next March.
|What||Kurt Vile, Roundhouse|
|Where||Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Chalk Farm (underground)|
On 10 Mar 16, Doors 7pm
|Website||Click here to book via the Roundhouse|