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It was Third Man Records’ recent reissue of Antique Glow that reacquainted me with the neo-psych haze of Kelley Stoltz, who will be taking tracks old and new onto the road at The Cluny 2 on Thursday 14th July

Having played with the era-defining Echo & The Bunnymen for many years, Stoltz is a veteran of acid-tinged pop, fusing lazy melodies with twinkling pop sensibilities. An amalgamation of influence, Antique Glow was a curation of everything before it, morphing and evolving interests from something whimsical to something bracing. Antique Glow was Stoltz’ initial cry, declaring he had something to say. 

After almost two decades of wandering along the historic variety of musical alleyways he is so evidently passionate about, Stoltz’ journey has seen his influences grow and his reach expand, with lilting jangle pop clashing with his more adrenaline-injected growlers. 

Last month saw the launch of The Stylist, the 17th addition to the odyssey; harking back to a fictitious world of sound, the album dances between decades, holding each with equal esteem.  Promising a return to the more affable and charming string of inspirations, The Stylist focuses on the warmth emanating from essential records from the Beatles, Harry Nilsson and The Zombies. 

Kelley Stoltz plays The Cluny 2, Newcastle on Thursday 14th July.


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