PRESS

Devendra Banhart

Various Publications

Quotes

‘A shoo-in for indie-folk’s next big thing.’ - Vice

‘Timeless barefoot folk that signals there may be a classic songwriter in our midst.’ - i-D

‘His raw songcraft is terrifyingly effective at communicating the breadth of human emotion…beautiful, damaged, naked and utterly compelling.’ - The Wire

‘A complete one-off, the world would be a poorer place without him.’ - NME

‘It's been awhile since an obsessive, naïve, utterly original musical visionary – a Beck, a Vic Chesnutt – emerged from a private sanctum into the embrace of the rock cognoscenti. But we've got one now.’ – The Los Angeles Times

‘Essentially the only bearded eccentric you’re likely to need.’ - The Guardian

‘One of the more original new voices to emerge lately.’ - The Times

‘Something quite magical.’ - The Independent

‘Banhart’s cryptic lyrics are enthralling.’ - Evening Standard

‘It’s brittle, enchanting and scissor sharp.’ - Time Out

‘Banhart sounds like a feral man-boy-man: his compositions, plucked out on a battered acoustic, are minimal, sing-song affairs of magic-realist proportions.’ - The Observer

‘Utterly brilliant and original.’ - Rave

‘The most romantic figure to rise from the American underground since Cat Power.’ - The Melbourne Age

‘A prodigious new talent.’ - Sunday Age

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