presents

Wed

24

Apr

mickelson (usa)

7:30 pm

.

£10.00

Scott Mickelson is an artist/producer from San Francisco. His debut release Flickering was on the Grammy ballot for Best Folk Album and Best Roots Music Performance. His follow up full-length A Wondrous Life received great reviews in the US and abroad which led to his first European tour in 2019. He then produced the critically acclaimed Blanket The Homeless benefit compilation which included Grammy winner Fantastic Negrito. In 2020, Mickelson released Drowning In An Inflatable Pool to rave reviews in the US and Europe.

“Blends Americana melodies with punchy post-punk swagger and a lyrical self-deprecation that channels the wit and attitude of Elvis Costello…. With hints of Bowie’s eclectic pop eccentricities and The Plimsouls’ rhythmic malleability, the track draws out his innate understanding of genre deconstruction and adaptation” BEATS PER MINUTE (UK)
“The combination of the layered vocals and instrumental textures, along with a tune that feels immediately familiar, is that ‘UNarmed American’ becomes anthemic” AMERICANA UK
“Substance will always win over style and US act Scott Mickelson possesses both. He was referred to by anecdote as a cross between Michael McDermott and Billy Joel. Interesting comparison that gains traction for an artist happy to drop the first name” THREECHORDSANDTHETRUTH
“This music is the balance between strong, subtle, unexpected, and sophisticated” PASTE
“I call it anthemic when a band or chorus hits all the notes just right and the sound becomes bigger than it should be and Mickelson hits it often enough to make it worthy of the highest of recommendations” NO DEPRESSION

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