Tisdag 22 maj 2012 på 20:00
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
2 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NU, United Kingdom
Tel.: 020 7613 0709
There exists an unmistakable fever in all those who encounter 19-year old Brad Oberhofer, and with no end to the enormous swells and crashes of his supercharged pop, the desire to clamour in his favour is self-evident. These last six months have seen the release of his eponymous EP and the mass diffusion of his music - leaving him one of Hype Machine's most blogged artists - yet he is miraculously unsigned. He hails from the broad spaces of a self-determining Washingtonian port long ago nicknamed Grit City and fittingly ranked as the most stressed out place in the United States, and though his relocation to Brooklyn might have heralded a transition from bedroom to band-room, Oberhofer's heart could not be further away from the metropolitan mess and noise. His voice roughhouses the tree-lined streets of Tacoma - it tears through his hometown and then mine - and devastating percussions punch out at the suburban cowboys thundering down his guitar strings. This man is relentless, expounding manifesto upon manifesto, telling you what is imperative to both your survival and his own.