Mercury winners return

After their stunning breakthrough song, 'Hope There's Someone', in 2005 only death seems a worthy enough subject for the poignant songs of Antony And The Johnsons.

Happily the title track of their first release since their Mercury Prize winning album 'I Am A Bird Now' dwells impressively on the topic with a contemplative, muffled piano accompanying Antony’s mellifluous, tender voice. Music this thoughtful doesn’t sound like it belongs in the 21st century so it all the more pleasurable that it is. This excellent EP also features the sinister and stunning blues lament 'Shake That Devil', just to show they can rock as well.

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