Lauded by tatty music rags as the saviour of British song-writing, Chris T-T’s rise hasn’t exactly been meteoric. While rag-tag rapscallion Jamie T burst headlong into the mainstream, this Brighton-based trouveur was left immersed in glowing tributes without any of the coin-spinning success and judging by new EP This Gun Is Not A Gun it’s hardly surprising. Squeezing himself into a fissure between Billy Bragg and Tom Robinson, his infectious politically-fused acoustica scythes through the bones of contemporary culture without thought to chart-stardom. Refreshing as it may be, you’re left with the impression Chris T-T is never destined for commercial acclaim.
Released on 19 November through Xtra Mile Recordings.