New groups often shy away from literary references, fearful of being cast out as pretentious so-and-so's.
VerseChorusVerse though, has no such qualms. Searching for the songwriter's social networks, his Facebook page is adorned by a quote from Victorian poet Tennyson.
Real name Tony Wright, the rising artist used to be in post-rock godheads And So I Watch You From Afar. Now working in a rather more Americana vein, his songwriting is rough hewn, strident and deeply literate.
Third Bar are set to release the singer's self-titled album on April 7th, but ahead of this Clash is able to premiere a new video.
'No More Years' is an upbeat lil number, with Tony Wright featuring prominently in the video. Playing a solo set outdoors, the songwriter picks up a notepad which says - mysteriously - 'No More Going Back To Year Zero'.
Watch it now.
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'VerseChorusVerse' is set to be released on April 7th.