The Quietus - A new rock music and pop culture website


Gravenhurst Joins Quietus Gig
The Quietus , December 6th, 2013 15:22

December 16th looking ace! Hurry!

We're pleased to confirm that Nick Talbot, who you might know as the brilliant recording artist Gravenhurst, is going to have a very busy night on Monday, December 16th. We've just confirmed that the Warp-signed musician will be opening proceedings with a rare solo set. He'll then be joining Heterotic to contribute vocals to the songs from Love & Devotion, one of our favourite LPs of 2013, before Grumbling Fur headline. Tickets, which are selling fast, can be bought via Wegottickets and and Songkick

Reviewing Gravenhurst's 2012 LP The Ghost In Daylight, John Doran wrote the below: "Nick Talbot, who is Gravenhurst, has written a beautiful song in ‘The Prize’. It’s a masterclass in restraint and subtlety. He (like Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy when writing ‘A Shot In The Arm’) doesn’t/can’t/won’t look directly at the event itself but looks to the perimeters/to the aftermath. “As the house lights turn/ reveal cigarette burns and the tide line/of last night's cries of despair/that emanate from the underpass and echo back to anywhere/ Still the ties that bind us blind us to the emptiness of the prize.” I mention Radiohead because there is certainly a passing musical similarity to ‘High And Dry’ in 'The Prize' but this is not some lachrymal and obvious attempt to push your buttons (and this is exactly what Radiohead's song is, no matter how ruthlessly effective you may find it) rather, spiritually, this is something that finds melancholy brotherhood with Robert Wyatt, given that it allows one the dignity of hope. It contains the fleeting promise of transcendence, a helping hand to pull the listener out of the self-destructive loop of rumination."