Who? Straight out of Essex, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. is 21-year-old Brit Sam Duckworth. Americans can catch the Atlantic signee perform songs from Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager at South by Southwest March 15 before he heads back for shows in Merrie Olde.
What’s the Deal? Electronic blips and horns dot Chronicles, but it’s still singular cries. With his acoustic guitar and pleading vocals, one is tempted to call Duckworth emo, but he sounds smarter than tears and too-tight sweaters — maybe it’s that accent. It’s probably the fact that he hero-worships Billy Bragg, though. Witness “Call Me Ishmael”: “You are not your job / And you are not the clothes you wear / You are the words that leave your mouth / So speak up / Speak up loud.”
Fun Fact: GC.WC.F. took his moniker from a computer-gaming magazine article. Why not use his own name or go the Bright Eyes/Dashboard Confessional route? According to his website, “it was a way of projecting something beyond the limitations and prejudices surrounding the idea of the singer/songwriter (another one).” So there. JEFFREY PARKER
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