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Keith Moss is a new name for me, but the young Irishmen seems to have a strange effect on UK critics, as I can’t recall ever seeing an artist receive so many seemingly disparate comparisons. The short list includes: Nick Drake, Monty Python, ‘Weird’ Al Yankovic, Syd Barrett, Bernard Butler, Loudon Wainwright III, Richard Hell, Neil Hannon, Lester Bangs, the Beatles, Pink Floyd and the Beach Boys. So what the Hell? Let me throw in Freedy Johnston and Ron Sexsmith.
His recently-released sophomore effort, What Eludes You Moves You, dropped last week and the video for lead single, You Love Silent Films, is certainly worth sharing. So here’s a little game. See how many influences you can spot.