Graham Reid | | <1 min read
The Scottish singer-songwriter Marc Pilley who is the hub of Hobotalk has a gentle way with his music: nothing feels forced or false, and the augmentation of his simple tunes by mandolin, violin, female backing singers and the like just bring these songs to life even more. A refined simplicity is the key here and you can hear why he was shortlisted for a Mercury Music Prize in 2000 for his debut Beauty in Madness.
My guess is that Hobotalk will go past just about everyone -- until he turns up for a tour or something.
Then many will say they've "always been a fan". Avoid the rush, get in now.