Lookin’ Today Up ‘n Down, Chris Cohen.

Lookin’ Today Up ‘n Down, Chris Cohen.

If ever the year really felt as though it were drawing to a close once and for all, then it’d have to be this morning. I’d guess were you to look out across London today, few curtains would have yet been unfurled, with most heads still a grotesque mess from last night. I, for one, couldn’t deal with much sunlight right around now which, I suppose, is fairly fortunate given the monochromic hue of the sliver of light stained on the carpet underfoot. The one redeeming ray of brilliance to today will, however, be emitted from a whisky bar of all places, and one pinpointed more or less midway between Angel and King’s Cross: ladies and gentlemen of London, Chris Cohen plays The Lexington later on. And it’d be downright disgraceful were you not to be in on it. Heck – he may even play Don’t Look Today: a short while ago we finished up on our Tracks of 2012 and, as ever, though too little too late, there are a couple toons we’ve literally just realised we’ve inexcusably used, abused, and subsequently neglected. Cohen’s Don’t Look Today is one such: a dizzying popper from the nostalgia-addled vaults of the mind of the onetime Deerhoofer, it’s flawless. Absolutely flawless. And having had it on all morning, I can but desperately hope he airs its waft-like charm tonight…


Chris Cohen’s Overgrown Path is out now on Captured Tracks.

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