Live rehearsal video...

Erased by punk, the early 70s singer-songwriter scene (think Harry Nilsson, James Taylor et al) has been largely erased from the critical canon.

Yet really, there's no reason to fear their gently wrought melancholy, their soft, golden voices. Especially when they're reflected in newcomers such as Ben Garrett.

Using the alter ego Fryars, the North London singer meshes together hugely affecting nuggets with a Future-minded attitude. Listen closely to recent single 'On Your Own' - behind its soft underbelly there's a chassis wrought from bass culture, an awareness of processed beats similar to James Blake or even alt-j.

Out now, Fryars is currently working with 679 Recordings on his debut album. Recently playing a handful of extremely rare live shows, Ben Garrett decided to invite a camera crew into the rehearsal process.

The results are quite special. Caught off guard, Fryars seem to let something slip, allowing us to perhaps glimpse something we shouldn't.

Watch it now.

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Fryars' debut album is forthcoming on 679 Recordings.


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