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Listings for August 6th, 2011

APPEARING ON Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Peter Bruntnell

Saturday 6th August

Free admission before 9pm, £4 thereafter

When NME claimed that “Peter Bruntnell’s records should be taught in schools”, they were referring to the particular appeal of the quiet Devonian’s songwriting craft. First coming to public attention with 2005’s “Normal For Bridgewater”, Bruntnell was initially categorized in the “alt-country” bracket, but his restless musical spirit has meant each successive album striking out in new directions. 2009’s “Peter And The Murder Of Crows”, filled with psychedelic drones and mellifluous tunes, was Americana Album Of The Month in MOJO Magazine and one of Q magazine’s Americana Albums Of The Year.

“Bruntnell has a remarkable knack for turning out big, dreamy, melodic, memorable songs” – Mojo

“His songs are warm and beautifully radiant” – Uncut

“One of the finest songwriters in Britain” – The Independent

“His songs should be taught in schools” – NME

“One of England’s best kept musical secrets” – Rolling Stone