18th August | Thekla
Having released over forty albums, his latest being 2016’s Astronaut Meets Appleman, Kenny Anderson, known as King Creosote, deserves the high regard in which he is held throughout the music industry. This is no ‘wet behind the ears’ newbie; this is a singer-songwriter who has played the game long enough to really know what works. And he’s not afraid to adapt and grow as he goes along his epic musical journey.
His latest release might not have enjoyed quite the acclaim of his 2011 Mercury-nominated collaboration with Jon Hopkins, Diamond Mine, or his 2014 evocative soundtrack to the documentary From Scotland with Love, but he continues to delight his audiences with his folk-pop sound that suits the live environment perfectly.
From Fife, he’s also a member of the Scottish-Canadian band, The Burns Unit and he has also been a part-time member of Magnetophone and U.N.P.O.C. Being known for spreading his wings due to working with several record labels – including his own label, Fence, which he launched in 1995 – King Creosote’s ethos sits comfortably Bristol’s diverse and inclusive musical scene. The limited number of tickets left for his forthcoming Thekla show reflects that.
King Creosote is the sort of performer who seems to think in lyrics, chords and arrangements. It seems as automatic as breathing that he will continue to embrace his wistful thoughts and keep on portraying them through every string strummed.
See the video for ‘Love Life’ here: