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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Jack Garratt; Mumford & Sons – review

O2 Arena, London
This year’s next big thing has shades of Sheeran while the Mumfords evolve beyond homespun

“My pad has broken!” exclaims Jack Garratt with a frustrated whack of a drumstick, moments into his set. One malfunctioning bit of gear might be lost in the din made by most emerging outfits. But Garratt has nowhere to hide.

The 24-year-old from Buckinghamshire, tipped to be the next big thing since roughly this time last year, is a one-man band, opening up tonight for a 14-legged one. He may have come up through the BBC’s Introducing strand before being snapped up by Island, but there’s something of Britain’s Got Talent to Garratt as well.

This is the sound of now: a solo artist playing electro-acoustic music that sounds like a lot of other things you like

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