Introducing: Harvey Causon

Harvey CausonI've previously featured the minimalist James Blake inspired electronica of Bristol musician Rob Bravery - today's choice is another artist in a similar vein, evidencing the South West's booming electronica scene. Harvey Causon's music is dark and stripped back; along with the obvious James Blake comparison, it rings of the likes of Mount Kimbie and Jamie Isaac.

After the release of his debut Introspect EP and festival performances at The Great Escape, 2000 Trees Festival and Dot to Dot, he earned himself attention from some pretty impressive quarters, including rapper Loyle Carner, and an opening slot for the 2017 Mercury Prize nominee. He then went back to the studio to hone his musical style, putting out a series of remixes of tracks from his EP in the meantime. His subtly crafted sound and hypnotic grooves have culminated with a place on Leisure Records roster, with whom he recently released his gorgeous new single, "Frisson".

On its release, DIY Music chose the song as their NEU Pick of the day, and it's easy to see why. The song bristles with a nervous energy that befits its name, as his refrain - "make the blackbirds sing" - rings atop twirling synth lines, as the tension builds in the song, coming agonizingly close to erupting but ultimately holding back. Fans of Glass Animals and Fyfe will appreciate the rhythms and electric guitar work. It's a thrilling track that suggests an exciting future for a youngster whose sound is still maturing despite his immediate successes.

Find out more about Harvey Causon and listen to "Frisson" below.


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