The Will Toledo story is a heartwarming one. One to inspire garage-bound bands and bedroom-stuck songwriters the world over. In late 2011, the mind-bogglingly prolific Virginian self-released his sixth studio album in the space of 18 months in the shape of Twin Fantasy. It was a work to which he knew he would return and sure enough just over six years later, without laptop-limitations, and with Matador Records and a well-oiled band alongside him, he has. Somehow Toledo has managed break the shackles to create a euphoric, festival-ready, rock’n’roll record, while still maintaining the DIY, scuzzy, boy next door, coming-of-age angst that deservedly won him such a unique blend of cult and critical acclaim. The Car Seat Headrest fantasy roars into its epic next chapter and it’s a pleasure being part of it.
Live: Roundhouse on May 23rd