CD review: Anthonie Tonnon

Tonnon's latest effort could well be his best yet.

Successor has no time for overarching sentiments, Tonnon instead wielding an oh-so-sharp lyrical pen that dissects middle age (Railway Lines), free-ranging adolescence (Bird Brains) and occasionally mixes personal politics with desire (Dumpster Diving).

Adopting an assured approach that includes taut rhythms (Mt Cargill, Water Underground) and a sometimes spare tonal canvas that drips with reverberating guitars (A Friend From Argentina), Tonnon has pulled off that most difficult of tricks: a sublime collection of short stories masquerading as pop songs.

• Anthonie Tonnon. Successor. Canape King Records.

Four stars (out of five)

Single download: Water Underground
For those who like: Pulp, Blur, The Verlaines

- Shane Gilchrist

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