Phosphorescent back in the UK

Tuesday, 31 May 2011, 13:31 | Category : Covers, Live music
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Here’s one I missed at the tail end of last year. Phosphorescent sneaked out a digital-only live EP, with a few tunes from their touring of last year’s awesome Here’s To Taking it Easy album, as well as this Leonard Cohen cover. It’s worth posting not just becasue it’s great and Matthew Houck makes it [...]

Phosphorescent interview

Wednesday, 12 January 2011, 8:47 | Category : Interviews
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It’s been a good twelve months for Phosphorescent. As the end of year polls came flooding in towards the end of 2010, a whole load of praise was heaped on Here’s to Taking it Easy (No.25 in the TLOBF 2010 list, No. 5 in the Rough Trade Shops list). In the eight months since it [...]

Phosphorescent - To Willie

Thursday, 5 March 2009, 18:37 | Category : Reviews
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There’s always been a country tinge to Matthew Houck’s woozy, psychedelic Americana, but never has it been so evident until now. Obviously. I guess it’s possible to do a whole album’s worth of Willie Nelson covers in a totally different musical style, but that would be just contrary. Matthew Houck sticks to the formula and [...]