UTG PREMIERE: Marcus Blacke’s self-titled LP is haunting and full of soul

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Today, we have the honor of bringing you the newest release from self-proclaimed “Gothic folk” singer-songwriter Marcus Blacke. Hailing from Port Macquarie in the Mid North Coast area of New South Wales, Australia, Blacke crafts hauntingly beautiful folk and Americana with vocals that will undoubtedly draw comparisons to the distinctive and ofttimes nasally delivery of everyone from Bob Dylan to The Tallest Man On Earth’s Kristian Matsson. You can experience Blacke’s entire 12-track release for yourself below.

Humbly touching on his role as a musician and how this album came to be, Blacke tells UTG, “I just write mainly clumsy poetry. When I’m not writing, I’m not myself, so then I started performing a bit and one thing led to another. Then, somehow, I got to do an album with Malcolm Burn (Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, Emmylou Harris) in NYC. I’m not really sure how it all came to be [laughs]; I’m just a guy from Brisbane who plays cafes and small bars really to be honest. I feel a bit surreal.”

Marcus Blacke will be available on Friday, May 6 through Three Sirens Music Group. The album can be purchased through Amazon and iTunes.

Brian Leak

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