Post-festival music (Modern London soul from Fryars)

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ Primavera Sound

I spent a few days at the Primavera Sound festival i Barcelona, running around to see random concerts, smuggling vodka in my tweed jacket, drinking beers, shaking my Swedish ass and other festival related things. Now I’m back, in a sunny London, looking out on a quiet bank holiday street. Listening to Ben Garrett, a Londoner who makes music under the name Fryars. These is something very compelling in these soulful songs, a romantic sentiment, a longing, something for the day after, a sense of heartfelt and maybe even positive melancholia (if there is such a thing) which suits my post-festival mood perfectly. For the calm after everything happened at once. Fryars new album should be out later this year and Ben was supposed to play a London show in early July, but this has now been postponed to October. Based on these two songs, I think it could be a pretty special occasion.