Thu 01 Jan 1970
Sivu is a singer-songwriter known for his tremulous quaver and was last seen supporting Nick Mulvey on tour in Exeter. Sounding like a one-man Wild Beasts, Sivu’s music captures the soaring, wide-screen quality of Arcade Fire, and the distorted, aggressive guitars of Radiohead circa-Creep. Definitely one to watch this year.
He’s managed by ATC (Nick Cave, Laura Mvula), and he’s about to be signed to a major to work on an album with Alt-J’s producer Charlie Andrew, on the back of a couple of singles that occupy the polite middle ground between An Awesome Wave’s idiosyncratic indie and Hayden Thorpe and Co’s neo-operatic pop, with a dash of Gotye’s textured Australiana.
‘Effortlessly instant pop songs, laced with sentiment and bright ideas’