Jackson Scott – ‘Melbourne’

File close to Bradford Cox, Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin.

Instead of creating mystery via gimmicky disguises (looking at you, Wu Lyf) or a cryptic internet presence (oh hi, The Weeknd), North Carolinan Jackson Scott is doing so by hiding his true voice. Using different pitch-shifting techniques across this debut album, the 20-year-old impersonates a child (on ‘Sandy’, about the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012), becomes a warped and weary Elliott Smith on ‘Doctor Mad’ or adopts a lo-fi burble for ‘That Awful Sound’. Try as he might, though, he can’t cover up his odd but undeniable talents. File close to Bradford Cox, Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin.

Rhian Daly

Details

Record label: Fat Possum
Release date: 23 Jul, 2013