hmv's Next Big Thing... #17 Andy Shauf
Every Wednesday we recommend a brand new artist who we think you're going to love. This week we present Canadian heartbreaker Andy Shauf...
Who Is He?
He might look like he's only just been able to legally buy a drink, but Andy Shauf has been touring and releasing music for almost a decade now. A Canadian native, he's a relentless tourer, but is only just starting to make waves in the UK. He'll be over next month to tour a few tiny venues.
Who Does He Sound Like?
In terms of contemporary sound-alikes, if you're into what Kurt Vile and Raury are doing then you'll love Andy Shauf. In terms of more classic influnences, there's plenty of Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse and Neutral Milk Hotel.
Why Should I Be Excited?
Shauf packs both a lovely voice and writes touching, tender songs. That'll probably do.
Can I Hear Something?
Sure. His new album The Bearer Of Bad News is out now and you can preview it on the right-hand side of the page.