If by chance you haven’t heard of Liam Finn (or his music) yet, I can assure you’ll be hearing the name quite a bit over the next few months. Yes, he is Neil Finn’s son. And the music press seem to adore him already. His demo-style album, I’ll Be Lightning, will be released tomorrow in the States and he’s due to promote it for several months.
Get ready for the onslaught.
It seems like a lot of folks are counting on this as being an artist that will appeal to a wide audience. Billboard and Rolling Stone have touted him as an artist to watch.
Lead track, “Second Chance” has received exposure on KCRW and it (along with 4 other tunes) can be heard on Liam’s myspace. His music has a stripped-down feel and when he tours he will only have a back-up singer with him. You can’t get much more bare-bones than that.
Liam will be opening for Pela on a few gigs prior to SXSW and looks like he’ll be playing every day of the festival. Well, after all…SXSW is now a label showcase!