Friday, 29 April 2011

Michael Kiwanuka – Tell Me A Tale EP



Released June 11
Communion Records

Arriving in time for summer 2011, Michael Kiwanuka will be fresh from playing tour support to Adele just in time to brighten the disappointingly grey summer days.

Recorded and produced by Paul Butler (Bees) in the Isle Of Wight with a host of indigenous musicians, ‘Tell Me A Tale EP’ perches on the edge of a precipice that promises greatness.

As Kiwanuka croons: “Tell me a story that I can read, tell me a story that I believe. Paint me a picture that I can see, give me a touch that I can feel,” the 23-year-old plays older than his days as rootsy folk is combined with soul and a backlash of emotion.

There is a vulnerability to his sound and voice that tugs on the heart strings and ‘Need Your Company’ and ‘Worry Walks Beside Me’ will make you bleed compassion and empathy for the lonely heart as strings, pianos and modest blues guitars create an ambience that’s difficult to escape from.

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