LARGE PLANTS – ” The Carrier “

Posted: June 27, 2022 in MUSIC

Large Plants is the post-apocalyptic downer-fuzz-rock side project of Jack Sharp, former singer guitarist from psych-folk luminaries Wolf People. Suddenly without a band and faced with the enforced lockdown of Summer 2020, Jack set up in a friends’ old barn in Bedfordshire and created a tonne of scuzzy, loner, biker-rock. Ten psych rock belters are filtered through a haze of tape flutter and lent a distinct folk sensibility by Jack Sharp’s delicate and distant voice; like the smell of winter mornings and fresh soil blended with the whiff of petrol.

In summer of 2021 the tracks were mixed by songwriter Chris Cohen (formerly of Deerhoof and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti).

Large Plants’ songs are immediate, heavy psychedelic rock belters filtered through a haze of analogue tape flutter. Sharp’s voice has an eerily distant and delicate tone that lends a strong folk sensibility to the album; like the scent of winter mornings and fresh soil mixed with the whiff of petrol. Though the songs are generally three-minute gems, they are lyrically more like ancient ballads; peopled with tragic youths, witches, lovelorn troubadours and femmes fatales.

A fine slice of haunted (and hauntological) folk rock. UNCUT

“The Carrier” by Large Plants is out on 22nd April. It follows on from their hugely successful debut single, “La Isla Bonita” in December of last year. (Shindig magazine’s Single of the Year.)

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