Those who remember MTV2's 120 Minutes will remember the steady influx around 2002-04 of acoustic singer-songwriters who backed themselves up with sympathetic electronic touches. Butcher The Bar is not Tunng. Joel Nicholson, originally of Rotherham, now of Manchester, takes an upbeat Elliott Smith as his starting point and feeds in bits of electric guitar, piano and little bits in the background to heighten the deceptively bouncy mood. Nicholson is supporting Death Cab For Cutie at four UK dates this week, which makes sense.
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