He’s a master of lo-fi indie , with a lengthy back
catalogue stretching to seven albums, and an offbeat sensibility that allows
him to stand out from so many of his contemporaries. There’s an understated ingenuity
to his work, and his scuzzy soundscapes are full of character: an ocean of
riddling lyricism and pitch-shifted vocals that seems designed for re-listening.
His music entices with its unpredictability. One minute, he’s singing a jaunty duet
with himself; the next, he’s crooning over a dawdling piano figure. There’s
something enticing about the apparently inexplicable design of Beach Music, and one which has certainly
had us returning.
There are, of course, musical reference points which can
help you make sense of Alex G’s sound. There’s more than a hint of ‘90s slacker
rock, and a touch of Animal Collective’s very earliest music, but it’s to G’s
immense credit that really, this sounds like little else. It’s something you have
to hear, and you can do just that on February 1 at The Lexington.
|What||Alex G, The Lexington|
|Where||The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd , London, N1 9JB | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Angel (underground)|
On 01 Feb 16, Events starts at 19:00
|Website||Click here to book via Gigantic|