Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Graphite Set - These Streets

Lily Buchanan, the East Lothian-bred art student turned singer-songwriter who is The Graphite Set and releases her debut EP on 2nd June, makes no bones about the Nico influence on her plangent vocal style and probably not too many about the Patti-to-PJ lineage of her awkward folk-influenced art-psych anxiety. Pushed along by teetering guitar lines from the Smoke Fairies' Katherine Blamire, with a few names who've turned up on the periphery of previous STN favourites also involved, Buchanan sounds wracked by circumstance as guitars stop, start and turn strident around her.

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