Dead Oceans – September 22nd

You’d be forgiven for thinking Stranger In The Alps must not be Phoebe Bridgers’ debut full-length effort. The quality of songwriting, and most importantly the composure with which these songs are delivered, screams of a musician far further down the line. The 22 year old can already name Ryan Adams and Conor Oberst amongst her fans – the former produced a 2015 EP, while the latter brings his typical, melancholy vocal brilliance to ‘Would You Rather’ – and blends stunning folk simplicity with haunting, almost Bon Iver-esque atmosphere in a ten song collection far beyond her young years. It is an introspective, personal and utterly moving piece of work from a name who is unlikely to remain a stranger in the burgeoning indie-folk scene for long.

Buy: Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger In The Alps

Live: Mirrors 2017 on October 28th