When night falls, Nico Kennes reaches for his guitar. He writes, erases and rewrites, but his music has not left the safety of four walls for years. Until now. The man from Brussels is sending his music out into the world as Barely Autumn.
The first single ‘Losing Ground’ is a compelling, two-minute synthesis of Barely Autumn’s nameless debut album. It’s melodical melancholy in the same vein as Elliott Smith, Sophia and Eels. And even Nick Cave’s and Neil Young’s poetry is never far away.
Nico Kennes conceived his debut album anonymously at Kunstencentrum STUK in Leuven and then isolated himself with his band and producer Wouter Vlaeminck (tomàn, Raketkanon, Renée, etc.) in the Ardennes. British sound technician John Davis (Nick Cave, U2, Royal Blood, etc.) signed up to master the record.
Barely Autumn’s self-titled album launches with Zealrecords on September 29th.
Photo: Lara Gasparotto
Agent: Marije van Veen
Availability: Autumn 2017