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Every so often an artist whirlwinds onto the music scene in a cream cowboy hat, a name that’s easy to trip over and a furry jumper, and gets people talking. When one of those people talking is Sam Fender, there’s reason to believe the whirlwind could be here to stay.

Chintzy Stetson is an alternative pop rock artist and Newcastle native, previously of noisy pop band Them Things, whose voice ranges from crackly indie cries to Bowie-esque wobbles, and whose songs don’t shy away from a saxophone solo or lines like “I’m pissing in the vinegar”. His debut single Falling In introduced us to a voice with enough presence to fill a manor house, dripping with playful angst, and showcased not only some marvellous production but also Chintzy’s knack for a chorus: it moves in and takes over like smoke from a potion, sounding at times like a nursery rhyme and at others like ghostly voices making themselves known, with some delicious high notes.

This month sees the release of Chintzy’s debut EP, Songs From The Top Shelf Of My Heart, and on Saturday 25th September he performs at the Stockton-based Gathering Sounds festival alongside Cortney Dixon, Komparrison, The Mysterines and a huge array of others. Catch him on the KU Stage, and get your tickets fast.

Chintzy Stetson releases Songs From The Top Shelf Of My Heart EP on 15th September and plays The Gathering Sounds festival, Stockton on Saturday 25th September


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