Posted by: outroversion | February 23, 2014

2000 Trees 2014: VerseChorusVerse


“like a hot bath with limitless lush products for the spirit.” ~ Feb ’14

Immaculate, intricate and immersive, the music of VerseChorusVerse.

Tony Wright used to be in a band who my relationship with makes me sound like the worst kind of hipster. Basically from 2007-2010 they were at pretty much every festival I went to and everyone there would be saying how great they were and you couldn’t see a band without them saying how good they are and everyone should be at their slot. So of course, I never went and never have despite a dozen opportunities to do so.

You may know And So I Watch You From Afar to whom I am referring here. If you don’t they’re a post/math-rock, mostly instrumental band- all genres I don’t really get. They are from Northern Ireland and known for their complex musicianship and inhumanly energetic live shows.

To say that VCV isn’t quite the same prospect as ASIWYFA is obvious and the disparity is such that they don’t bear comparison ,sure the masterful instrumentation is ever present but while…

“… he still says things into the microphone, these days he SINGS. And what beautiful words.

When I first heard this music I couldn’t stop listening. You can compare his music to a lot of things; standing atop a snowy mountain at sunrise, submerging in the sea in summer, basically this music was made for any massive endorphin inducing event or moments of ultimate peace.

The two tracks I’ve selected below are the apotheosis of which I speak, The Birds and Nothing is Easy, though it isn’t all quite so simply divine. In tracks like Into the Autumn and One Fine Day his vocals verge on a more optimistic but equally sublime Xiu Xiu or Shearwater and it’s less cerebrally feel good with a clap along rhythm and a festival fodder chorus which, sometimes we all need.

For the soul-

The Birds (available here– pay what you like)


Nothing is Easy


More from 2000 Trees 2014:

Canterbury- 2000 Trees: Canterbury // More acts announced

Mixtape– 2000 Trees: Thursday Line-up announcement + Mixtape

Gnarwolves– 2000 Trees 2014: Gnarwolves

Retrospective Soundtrack Players– 2000 Trees 2014: Retrospective Soundtrack Players

Ben Marwood– 2000 Trees 2014: Ben Marwood

Johnny Foreigner- 2000 Trees 2014: Johnny Foreigner

Oxygen Thief- 2000 Trees 2014: Oxygen Thief

Dan Le Sac -v- Scroobius Pip- 2000 Trees 2014: Dan Le Sac -v- Scroobius Pip

Dad Rocks!- 2000 Trees 2014: Dad Rocks!

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