Today’s new music spotlight is on Josh McGovern

Location: Brighton

Line-up: Josh McGovern (vocals/ acoustic guitar), Lawrence Jenner (vocals/ double bass)

About: Josh McGovern’s song writing is an arresting blend of poetic lyricism and powerful musicality, daydreaming Americana and haunting folk sensibilities. The results are beautifully enticing songs of eerie intimacy as found in his two highly acclaimed singles ‘The Devil Below Me’ and ‘Love Left Lost’.

Having grown up listening to artists such as Johnny Cash, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, McGovern was drawn to writing deeply moving and easily connectable songs, and by studying the melodic attributes of these luminaries, developed his beautiful style of song writing.

What Hidden Herd say: With his husky, weighty baritone, Josh McGovern captures and embraces immediately. On ‘Weight’, we are treated to an effortless sincerity that offers a breath of something new, whilst carrying his trademark British charm and impressive range.

For fans of: Hozier, Jordan Mackampa

Next shows:

24th Feb – HOXTON SQ GARDEN – ZIGRID VON UNDERBELLY
28th Feb – BRIXTON – P.O.W
12th MAR – BRIGHTON – THE HOPE & RUIN
1st APR – PUTNEY – THE HALF MOON
26th – APR – SOUTHWARK – SONGWRITERS CIRCLE
1st – MAY – SHOREDITCH – APPLES & PEARS

Link: www.facebook.com/Joshmmusic

Latest track: ‘Weight’