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Peter Escott - 'The Long O'

Brave and unsettling tunes that land between Rufus Wainwright and Perfume Genius

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  • Release Date 11 Aug, 2014
  • Record Label Bedroom Suck
  • Peter Escott - 'The Long O'
7 / 10
Isolated by geography, underground musician Peter Escott has found acclaim outside of his native Tasmania with rumbling post-punk duo The Native Cats. Here, underpinned by his strong Aussie accent, solo release ‘The Long O’ contains direct songs pitched between the flamboyance of Rufus Wainwright and the freakishness of Perfume Genius. Laced with religious imagery, Escott broods on love and loneliness over a simple palette of hammered piano chords and cheap synths. “I’m nothing like those other meatheads”, he promises on the heartfelt ‘Angel’, before confidence dissolves under the swollen melodies and fragmented samples of ‘I Believe In Devil World’ and ‘Desmond Ballantyne’’s defeated admission “I thought that I could kill your dark heart”. It’s a brave, individual and slightly unsettling work.
Stuart Huggett

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