by Alex Hern
One of many new acts to emerge from the In The City music festival, Stuart James is just one guy doing his thang with an acoustic guitar.
I have no idea what to categorise the music as… his myspace page says he is “Folk/2-step”, but to be honest I’m not even sure if what he’s doing should be regarded as music. It reminds me most of some slam poetry that I heard in London a couple of months back.
Anyway, whatever he is actually doing, it is some of the most lyrical, inventive and pleasant to listen to stuff I have heard for a long time. And, with song lengths of just over a minute, well worth checking out.
Stuart James [Myspace]
City on a Roll [MP3]