Thursday 21st January 2016
At The Greys
Doors 7:30 pm
Price £8 + booking fee / £9
Chicago-based singer-songwriter, Daniel Knox, comes to Brighton, inviting listeners into his twisted world of time travel, abandoned shopping centres; inspired by his time growing up in a slowly fading middle America.
Long known for darkly distorting traditional American popular song styles—inspiring collaborations with David Lynch and Jarvis Cocker along the way— Daniel Knox’s latest work signals a new, more wide-ranging songwriting that invites listeners into his twisted world of time travel, abandoned shopping centers, and growing up in a slowly fading middle America.
Knox has previously collaborated with artists such as David Lynch and Jarvis Cocker (contributing backing vocals to the latter’s “Further Complications’ album) and he has scored for film (The Poisoner, dir. Chris Hefner) and theater (Mary-Arrchie Theater Co’s The Glass Menagerie, Annie Baker’s The Aliens at The Pushkin Theater in Moscow, dir. Adrian Giurgea). He has performed with the Handsome Family, Richard Buckner, Swans, Josephine Foster, Jon Langford, Nina Nastasia, Rufus Wainwright, Andrew Bird, and Marc Ribot.
“An achingly lovely exercise in vintage, chrome-plated, wood-paneled Americana” – UNCUT 8/10
“Knox possesses a ferocious talent that lures you deep into his twisted but fascinating world.” – BLACKBOOK
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“This Brighton four-piece sound like they come from the depths of the American Midwest, as they spin dense and stirring tales of war, death and God against a backdrop of immaculate Pete Seeger-inspired folk.” – Uncut Magazine