People often talk about how music touches them, how certain songs or an artist can impact their life, Gavin Clark has done that to me. Ever since I bought the Sunhouse ‘Monkey Dead’ single in 1998, followed by the whole album ‘Crazy On The Weekend,’ I have loved the sound of Gavin Clark. I love the way he sculpts a song with nothing more than just his outstanding vocals and a guitar, I love his lyrics and love the way when I play his music it feels like an old friend has stepped into the room; I admire many artists but he is one of my all time favourites and it is the most tragic thing that he left this world so young.
I read a review shortly after I discovered his death last year and it summed him up perfectly, describing how he was “a rare talent who deserves more recognition,” I couldn’t agree more. Written by Richard Sefton, the director of sales and distribution at PIAS, you can check out the full review here.
Today’s song is taken from a collection of rare outtakes and is titled ‘Urban Ape.’ If you like this and are not familiar with all his other work, I strongly urge you to check out more and definitely watch the documentary he made with Shane Meadows,titled, ‘The Living Room.’ Listen above and check out a wonderful live performance below which was taken from the Living Room documentary.