Jamie Rhodes is a British acoustic artist whose poetic melancholy caught my ear.
By Graeme Smith
If you’re looking for an easy listen, Jamie’s music probably isn’t for you. His new track The Casualty In Town consists of naked guitar and confessional lyrics. It paints a picture of repressed anger and wistful resignation. Early Leonard Cohen certainly came to mind. It’s an imprecise comparison but it’s a similar sense of digging deeper into the ordinary and finding an undercurrent of pain.
Jamie is an interesting artist who feels very much like he’s swimming against the current when it comes to modern music. We certainly need more of that to keep things interesting. Check out The Casualty In Town below.