With singer-songwriters two-a-penny these days, it is hard to know which ones to check out. After all, who wants to spend their time listening to a gap-year troubadour waxing lyrical about how unfair life is (because his mum made him tidy his bedroom) or some hippy chick in a wide-brimmed hat sad because she failed her audition for some vacuous reality TV show. So I’ll help you along a bit. Listen. To. Will. Knox.
Instant Coffee is a gentle and well-crafted slice of singer-songwriter sonics. It is emotive, slightly melancholic, deep, meaningful and musically speaking, every note, beat, lyric and chord change is precisely the right one in exactly the right place.
Will Knox…that’s how it’s done. You can thank me later. And you will.