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Lifting A Veil: Kurt Wagner Of Lambchop's Favourite British LPs
Luke Cartledge , January 11th, 2017 08:54

Reflecting at length upon his intimate relationship with British music from his office in Nashville, Tennessee, the alt-country veteran at the heart of Lambchop discusses freedom, interpretation and the lasting effect on him of 1970s Sheffield with Luke Cartledge


King Krule - 6 Feet Beneath The Moon

He strikes me as one of a lineage of true British eccentric outsider dudes who just do their thing. Ian Dury, Screaming Lord Sutch… there's this lineage of people who are free artistic thinkers in a particular way. I can't think of any American artists who do anything like that, except maybe Lambchop. They just end up doing something that's completely and uniquely themselves in such an independent way. That's what has always struck me about music out of the UK – its independence. It's not something you'd always find on a major label. There's a way of putting out music that's outside of that – you'd put stuff out yourself with a notion of independence, and that's something that America adopted, but it seems to have existed for much longer in the United Kingdom.