The singer sings topical themes such as gender, Big Brother surveillance (“no matter who you are or where you are, he is watching from the screen”) and the role of the media and is thus renamed as the “British Bob Dylan”. He is only 22 years old, this young North Englishman: we predict that he is going to be very big.
Support act: The Visual
The Visual is an Amsterdam-based outﬁt formed by songwriter Anna van Rij, keyboard player Timon Persoon and drummer Jochem van Rooijen. Utilizing lush atmospherics, intricate melodic currents and dissonance, Van Rij’s voice stands front and center as a nurturing, seductive, forlorn and longing presence, ﬂuidly veering between these moods on the slightest whim. The Visual explores themes of identity, gender binaries and relationships from an inbred vantage point, leveling preconceived human notions to an overarching and elemental musical force.