Chris Cleverley

Maybe it is Chris Cleverley’s eternally restless, whirring chasm of a mind that leads him to constantly contort and re-imagine the genre of 21st Century Alt-folk music with every new release.  His latest studio album ‘We Sat Back and Watched it Unfold’ is no exception. With a visceral lyrical style, akin to the American greats Elliott Smith and Paul Simon, Chris shines a light on diverse, arresting themes from deteriorating anxious minds, via damaging gender constructs, to mystical tales of the occult.  With “Haunting” lyricism (The Sunday Times) and an “Impressive” guitar technique (The Telegraph), it is no wonder Folk Radio UK have described him as “one of the most vital voices of today’s folk generation”.