Ian Whitty and his band were up next on stage in the Spiegeltent after Cian and Aaron Dillon almost two weeks ago. I’ve seen Ian Whitty play numerous times over the years and he is now a more rounded and complete artist. His debut album Will o’ the Wisp is more softly spoken and subtle than the rockier sound he and his band now display. Having said that the later music still has the fantastically clever and imaginative wordplay so evident on Will o’ the Wisp. The next album is coming out later on this year and it’s one I can’t wait to get my hands on; songs like Houndstooth Shirt and Not on Your Side are already instantly recognisable at his gigs. You can currently check out these songs on his MySpace.
The phone above is part of the props used in case you’re wondering! There are more photos in the full set.