- 25 Aug 18
FORMER QOTSA MAN MARK LANEGAN GOES FULL NICK CAVE
Mark Lanegan (formerly of Screaming Tress and QOTSA) reunites with frequent collaborator, English multi-instrumentalist Duke Garwood, to deliver an album soaked in Southern gothicism and Old West vibes.
The instrumentation is sparse, creating an intimate feel. Particularly on opener 'Save Me', the lyrics ("Come on night time children / sing your harmonies") and dark atmosphere evoke Nick Cave, a major influence on Lanegan.
Singing in his trademark scratchy baritone, Lanigan brings a dangerous sensuality to 'With Animals' and 'Scarlett', the latter a dark love song about a woman lying in the singer's bed – who, for reasons unknown, he can't forgive.