Anthonie Tonnon, Successor (2015)
I reviewed this album when it was released last year, one of my favourites of the year – I’m a fan of Anthonie Tonnon (and before that his work as/in Tono & The Finance Company) but it wasn’t until recently that I thought to pick up the LP. Timing was good too, as he stopped around at my place and left his squiggle on the new record. The reason: we recorded an upcoming episode of my podcast – me and Anthonie Tonnon chatting. The night before he had played a terrific solo set in Wellington. There’ll be a new full-lengther from him, sometime in 2017 no doubt (fingers crossed). But I’ve been getting to know this album all over again and there’s (still) plenty here to like. He’s a great songwriter and I love his performance-style too. I really hope he’ll go far – I believe he could/should – but at the same time it’s nice having something to champion, to enjoy on your own. I know I’m not exactly alone. He has other fans, others interested in what he’s doing. I like his approach. Smart guy to talk to, hardworking – I guess that’s why it’s easy to wish him all the best. Had a chat to him over the phone last year and enjoyed that as well.
Sample Track: Railway Lines
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