Leaving behind the bustling city of New York, Sharon Van Etten returns to Brighton with her unique take on folk and the singer-song writer genre. Van Etten’s album Are We There released earlier this year was her first to be entirely self-produced and delved even deeper in to her dark Nick Cave-like sound, detailing her complex relationship and eventual breakup with her at the time boyfriend. With intimate Ballads such as Every Time The Sun Comes Up and Taking Chances leading her assault into the mainstream, her dark yet beautiful song writing makes her a key act to watch out for in the future. Also following the success of her critically acclaimed 2012 album ‘Tramp’, the hit single Serpents was featured on the popular AMC show The Walking Dead and resultantly boosted Van Etten’s Audience significantly, introducing a whole new demographic of listeners to her music. While she may be playing one of Brighton’s larger venues, expect this to be one of the more intimate shows of the year, as Van Etten’s sharp and succinct song writing has the power to bring together a crowd like no other.
Sharon Van Etten plays St Georges Church on 27/11/14, tickets £19.50.
By Matt Austin