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As if being part of one of the most underrated indie rock bands, Gomez, wasn’t enough, Ben Ottewell is now on his second solo project and taking it on tour. Rattlebag is a collection of inspired yet tortured songs of salvation and redemption, and he’s showcasing those tracks alongside some old Gomez favourites at The Cluny on Wednesday 10th February.

Always a tremendously accomplished musician with a voice that feels almost otherworldly, it’s these blues and country influenced songs that really show just what Mr Ottewell is capable of. Stripped back and incredibly beautiful; delicate guitar playing is the backbone that allows a sincere, heart-achingly gorgeous voice tell some truly intricate and sharp stories. The songs build and build throughout the album too; they’re perfect sing-a-long slices of Americana influenced loveliness.

With this being the last date of his winter tour before he shoots off to America, there aren’t many better venues that could be a fitting setting to bring the curtain down on this run of UK shows and give fans a new selection of songs to be completely enamoured by.

Ben Ottewell plays Cluny, Newcastle on Wednesday 10th February.

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