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Rhys James – Remains (Live Nation in association with Glorious Management)

By | Published on Friday 21 August 2015

Rhys James

It’s not easy being young, white, male and comfortably middle-class. Well it is, but not if you aspire to artistic greatness which, according to Rhys James, requires you to endure some sort of hardship. Aware that he hasn’t much of consequence to say (his main message here is “fuck Umbro”), James wants to fast-track himself to an artistic legacy by sorting out his last words and, moreover, delivering them here and now. His confident rapid-fire delivery mostly gets him past some weaker bits, not least when he steps over to his knowingly pretentious “poetry mic” and rips out a couple of lyrically dexterous efforts. He’s good and clever and he will get better, whether or not some useful misfortune befalls him.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]