This New Yorker's kinetic guitar, raspy vocals and studio band are rock-solid rather than flashy, covering considerable ground stylistically while retaining true blues grit. He's also an interesting songwriter, but his choice of outside material is the eye-opener: not just Muddy and Wolf, but also Sir Doug's "She's About a Mover" (!), Count Five's freakout "Psychotic Reaction" (!!) and one of the most moving versions of Leonard Cohen's "Bird on a Wire" you'll ever hear.
By Robert Ham on 02.25.15 in Features
From Shania Twain to Patrick Wolf, these musicians couldn't leave well enough alone and rerecorded their work.
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By Jayson Greene on 12.11.14 in News
Slim Twig's rich, twisted art-rock dances with a leer between gorgeous and hideous. Like St. Vincent, the Toronto native has a quizzical approach to rock songs, and a seemingly irresistible urge to pull at their ends to...
By Louis Pattison on 12.10.14 in Features
Jason Williamson of the Nottingham, U.K. duo talks success, swearing and working with The Prodigy.