New Band of the Day #58: Rory Nellis

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New single ‘Crossed Out’ out now.

Who: Rory Nellis

What:  Singer/songwriter acoustic folk (FFO: King Creosote, James Yorkston, Rozi Plain)

Where: Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Why:  It could be because his Northern Irish twang can sound somewhat Scottish in points, but the songwriter that Belfast’s Rory Nellis most readily reminds me of is Scotland’s King Creosote.

While Nellis, who also doubles as front-man of Seven Summits, is undoubtedly a bit more on the polished side, his music has a similar tendency towards detail and reflection that permeates King Creosote’s most affecting work. Nellis’ latest track, ‘Crossed Out’, heads into gentle melancholia territory with an arresting ease. At no point is it too oppressive or imposing, however it easily communicates a tender atmosphere of need and want with every note.

The track is gleaned from Nellis’ upcoming second album There Are Enough Songs In The World, which is scheduled to hit the streets on November 11th. If ‘Crossed Out’ is evidence, the effort promises to be deftly crafted and nuanced. We are excited.

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