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Gravenhurst at Lock 17, London

Gravenhurst supported Sufjan Stevens last night at Lock 17 in Camden. I thought he went down pretty well - the sound was a bit murky but he got a very warm reception.

Nick is now performing his solo acoustic shows accompanied by an array of samplers and funny-looking pedals which produce those droney ambient sounds you hear on the recordings. This has the very positive effect of cancelling out the audience chitter chatter which has been disturbing most of his recent London acoustic performances. Black Holes In The Sand ended the set with Nick throwing off his guitar and kneeling on the floor to twiddle lots of knobs and generate a massive wall of feedback. It was a damn good show and you should try and catch the rest of the tour if possible.

Setlist went:

Cities Beneath The Sea
[new song]
Flowers In Her Hair
Black Holes In The Sand

The new EP Black Holes In The Sand, out on Monday, is absolutely stunning, featuring his best work yet IMO, and is only £4.99 in the Warp shop.
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