Joe Banfi - Big Live Event Limited

31st January 2013

Joe Banfi - Nomads Tour 2013 - Chamber Exclusive Offer Tickets available at £4.

75 to Chamber members and employees of Chamber companies. TICKETS: Arena Ticket Shop PROMOTIONAL CODE: SCCIBLE10 Already championed at XFM and 6Music with thanks to a solitary track, 'Olive Green', on Communion's recent New Faces compilation, Northwich's Joe Banfi has that stark individualism that Communion discovered with the debut releases by both Michael Kiwanuka and Ben Howard too. And what immediately proved so distinctive for Kevin Jones and Ben Lovett of Communion after receiving an unsolicited email from Joe linking them to his demos, is what also makes this debut Iron EP such a compelling listen. Where Banfi typically shares an affinity with a number of timeless solo artists of old, it's his unlikely rock , grunge, and metal influences that provide the unsettling aura of the record. The Iron EP, produced and nurtured by Communion's Ian Grimble, released in September 2012, is an emotional, satisfying first listen to this young Northern voice. Fronted by Gut & Bones, a song of great atmosphere and carefully plucked resonance, Joe's voice provides the telling instrument, as it does on all 4 songs showcased on this debut. It concludes on Iron, a song inspired by Cormac McCarthy's beautifully bleak novel The Road, and particularly the yearning from within that comes through survival. It is as eerie as it affecting, and enthuses you to enthuse.

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