M. Ward announces London KOKO gig

M. Ward announces London KOKO gig

M Ward via bella union

Following excellent reviews for his sixth album A Wasteland Companion (press quotes below), M.Ward has announced a London headline performance at KOKO in early July, to complete a run of European shows. All those dates below…

Monday 2 July – LONDON – KOKO (£15)

All european dates can be found here www.mwardmusic.com Critical acclaim for A Wasteland Companion, out now on Bella Union…

“switches between prom-night pop, country melancholy and dark-side rock’n’roll. An album that revels in the layers of experience overlaid on life, building up texture, building up meaning, building up songs.”  – MOJO – 4 Stars ****

“M Ward wears his retroism well, recalling ’60s folk heroes Fred Neil and Tim Hardin. In upbeat mode, he’s made of stirring stuff, but the real wonder here is to be found when he drops a gear into hushed beauty and sun dappled loveliness.” – Q – 4 Stars **** 

“Ward’s music takes the shape of the declining years of rock’n’roll and of Brill building pop, then removes its constituent parts and replaces them with newer versions : it’s not a retooling, so much as a careful restoration job designed to make it sound like something meant to last forever.” – The Guardian – 4 stars ****

“With his natural warmth and gentleness allied to a refreshingly non-dogmatic take on retro musical styles, M Ward is one of the more engaging artists around today. A Wastelan Companion seeks to shed a little light into the gloom, mingling contemplative folk-blues with occasional forays into 1940s and 50s modes” – The Independent – 4 Stars ****

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