Alan Pownall

Thursday, 24 September 2009, 15:09 | Category : Good new stuff
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Alan Pownall has been hovering on the edge of my consciousness for a while now. He got pushed further in, when he got bigged up by Marcus Mumford after a support slot at the Borderline gig last month. Then this week, two mp3s arrived. One which shows off a nice line in downtempo acoustic folkiness, as you might expect from a man who moves in the London scene that includes the likes of Laura Marling, Noah and the Whale, Jay Jay Pistolet and the Mumfords themselves. The other is a frankly confusing remix of his recent single Clara. To be honest, there are better tracks on Alan’s myspace, but they’ll do as a sort of introduction. He’s good, and if you’re in London town, check him out for free tonight (short notice I know) at the Gap ‘pop up store’ in Kingly Court (off Carnaby Street), or at an upcoming residency at Pure Groove in October.

mp3: Alan Pownall - Colourful Day
mp3: Alan Pownall - Clara (Melelechtric Remix)

Clara is out now on Young and Lost. Buy from Y&L.

6 Comments for “Alan Pownall”

  1. 1Matthew

    The b-side to Clara (The Others, I think) is bloody lovely - the violin part especially. I like this guy, he sounds really promising.

  2. 2Larry

    Alans also playing the Royal Albert Hall with Jose Vanders,

  3. 3The Daily Growl

    That sorta threw me when I first read it. Albert Hall? WTF? but then I see it’s The ‘Elgar Room’, which I guess is a much smaller space inside somewhere. Still, good to have a swanky gig…

  4. 4Tom

    Clara’s a nice little ditty, but let’s face it, this kid’s never going to blow the world apart. Nice. But largely forgettable.

  5. 5The Daily Growl

    Maybe not. Unless he gets a major label advertising budget. That’s made plenty forgettable people very famous indeed.


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