Gus Dapperton makes music à la Mac DeMarco, and has a special hairstyle. He’s going to be probably a new indieprins.
Real name: Brendon Rice.
ASL: 21. Man. Philadelphia / New Jersey / New York.
He has a potkapsel, a statementbril and a private taste in pastel colours. He is wearing sometimes eye shadow, and loves to voguen – the dance. In the clip of I’m Just Snacking, he walks around with a Discman. He has at least one yellow salopette. So no, Gus Dapperton is not the face that we of a rock star to expect. Nevertheless, allow him in something that few others manage: with guitar music millions of plays on Spotify collect. With its DIY-attitude, Spotify approach and good video clips – summertime sadness in images cast – he seems just slightly better than all the other indiebands to know how guitars work today for young people, young misfits in particular. No chance so that he was on the soundtrack of the second season of 13 Reasons Why pops up.
His slightly psychedelic, summery indie-pop is doing what to King Krule and The Drums thinking. But the reference is Mac DeMarco, a man with whom he has a penchant for flanger and choruspedalen share. That, and the idea that The Doobie Brothers ‘were in their time’. Yet he has only two ep’s and a handful of singles, a debut album is not yet announced. But judging by the buzz, the chance cannot be ruled out that Gus Dapperton for the summer over to a new indieprins and a new style icon grows. ‘He is re-imagining the rock star’, according to music site Pigeons & Planes. Time for the clippers to get out. (For your information: the next week he plays both on the Best Kept Secret as in Trix in Antwerp. You don’t have to take our word for it.)
A random quote: “My style comes from how I as a child dressed. As a toddler, I had a potkapsel and an oversized salopette. The strange thing is: my sound is also influenced by the artists that my parents set up while I was by the house ran. My style and my music stems from the same kind of nostalgia.’
The ideal soundtrack for: coffee shops that komboecha serve and their Mac DeMarco-playlist by itself also tired of heard.
Sunday 10/6 at Best Kept Secret, bestkeptsecret.nl Monday 11/6 at Trix, Antwerp, trixonline.be
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