Robin Allender – Here Nor There

Nice artistry and simple, yet stunning compositions perfect for this forlorn traveler looking for a peaceful retreat. Thank you Mr. Allender for making the kind of music you like best—the kind our weary and troubled world needs so dearly. This is music in the cinematic scope of Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon acclaim.

Robin Allender – Here Nor There

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Robin Allender is a guitarist, singer and songwriter from Bristol, UK who has collaborated with numerous artists and bands and has released music under his own name as well as that of The Allender Band and Three-Cornered Moon.

Returning to his hometown of Bristol after university, Allender quickly integrated himself into the city’s thriving DIY scene, playing in bands and performing solo shows in venues like The Croft, The Cube Cinema and The Folk House, supporting acts such as David Thomas Broughton, Broadcast and Leafcutter John.

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This year sees the release of a brand new Robin Allender EP, Spirit’s Sleep — Robin’s most focused work to date. The EP is a continuation of Robin’s work with The Allender Band, but also shows the influence of James Blackshaw, Alasdair Roberts, Mark Kozelek and (naturally) Yann Tiersen. ‘Host and Guest’, a collaboration with award-winning Scottish author John Burnside, is a particular highlight — a lengthy, unusually structured song which showcases Allender’s assured guitar-style.

~ by castleqwayr on April 27, 2012.

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