Jack Cheshire + Välvē
Jack Cheshire’s music has evolved from minimal lo-fi psych folk to multi-layered shimmering art pop // space rock with an esoteric singular sound. His live show has led him to share bills with luminary peers Songhoy Blues and Josh T Pearson, and grace the stages of Green Man Festival and The Kings Place. The ghosts of Broadcast, Nick Drake, and Syd Barrett skirt the edges of his songs, embellished by what Uncut magazine calls an ‘Ian McCulloch-style croon’, with a ‘burnished psychedelia [that] takes this music to the skies’. He released his 2020 album ‘Fractal Future Plays’ to universal press and radio acclaim.
‘An artist who’s been making fantastic music for a while…consistently releasing great records…I reckon this might be his best yet. Absolutely loving this‘ – Lauren Laverne, BBC Radio 6 Music
‘Lyrically, melodically & sonically compelling…born out of strange & altered inner states‘ – ★★★★ MOJO
‘Cosmic, dystopian folkadelica…tracks wrap twangy desert-psych around sleepy Ian McCulloch-meets-Lou Reed vocals. Fans…will find much to warm their cockles during the long, cold winter ahead‘ – Shindig! Magazine
‘Absolutely brilliant. I recommend it to you unreservedly’ – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 6 Music
Folk lullabies re-imagined by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Found-sound collages interrupted by Welsh language orations and sudden outbursts of fuzz bass. Gleaming synth-pop workouts that collapse into swirling dreamscapes of sax and harp. Tiny sounds opening out onto the epic. Hi-tech and no-tech, deployed with equal measures of discipline and abandon. Carefully sculpted disorder. Uncanny geometries of noise and melody. Dizzy and gleeful and drawn in notebooks.
‘Absolutely Beautiful’ John Doran, The Quietus