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Art Theefe

Dig Deep (Stolen Heart Records)

Matt Sage is the mover and groover behind The Catweazel Club, an intimate and long-running night in Oxford that has been the launch-pad for many an act including Foals and Stornoway. The man also plays, and how, as evidenced by this superb new album recorded with his two other band members. It’s all about simple classic songwriting and takes in woozy folk, fractured blues and battered Americana. These songs drip with atmosphere and I can imagine each and every one of them sound-tracking some quality US drama (think The Wire, True Blood, True Detective).