Preview. (sandy) Alex G at The Portland

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One of the must see acts at The Portland this month is the excellent (sandy) Alex G who plays on the 25th, tickets here.

(sandy) Alex G released a new record this year with ‘Rocket’. The record was a brilliantly considered next step and also his catchiest record yet. and whilst it is his most accessible album ‘Rocket’ also featured his best traits such as obtuse storytelling and oddly shaped songs.

Rocket is the Philadelphia-based artist’s eighth full-length release—an assured statement that follows a slate of humble masterpieces, many of them self-recorded and self-released, stretching from 2010’s RACE to his 2015 Domino debut, Beach Music. Rocket’s sessions began shortly after Beach Music’s ended, with Alex tracking songs at home, by himself and with friends, in the gaps between a hectic 2015 and 2016 touring schedule. Rocket was mixed by Jacob Portrait (Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bass Drum of Death), who also lent his hand to Beach Music, giving the album a fine-tuning that retains the homespun personality of earlier efforts.