There is a certain tender simplicity to the beauty of Londoner Pete Roe‘s music. It’s music that sometimes recalls the likes of Nick Drake, with that warm, organic sound that’s rich yet stripped back all at once. His guitar style is flowing and assured while his vocals are delicate – at times cautious, at times powerful (if, in a restrained sort of way). His sometimes evocative, poetic lyrics also contrast wonderfully with his often more colloquial phrasing.
There’s just something quite affable and charming about Roe’s music – a sentiment that is apparent in buckets during his live show. While his brand of folkish musings is not exploring groundbreaking territory, per se, it makes for some warm, somehow quite comforting listening, and makes the prospect of an album from him next year seem quite a treat.