Jens Lekman, Fri 21st Sept
It’s often suggested Scandinavians understand the English language better than native speakers, and no-one confirms this more than Lekman. The intricate wordplay underpinning his darkly comic songs, about struggles in love and life, rate amongst the best songwriting of the past decade. Live, he’s an absolute charmer, someone who may well personally accompany you afterwards, singing, to the nearest bus rank (we’ve seen it happen). Expect uplifting, downbeat, fiery and mellow indie folk. Think Jeffrey Lewis meeting Leonard Cohen in a snowstorm.
Haunt Fri 21st September 2012