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Wild Nothing – Chinatown

Written by John Ritchie on May 26, 2010

Wild Nothing, is the solo-project of Jack Tatum whose music is inspired by a long time love affair with nostalgia. His debut full-length album, Gemini, released on Spunk records last week, is full of dreamy, carefree synth-pop songs that linger with an inexplicable sense of regret.

Prior to embarking on this recent solo-project Tatum sang and played guitar with the Abe Vigoda-ish tropical punk band Facepaint and the singer/songwriter project Jack and The Whale. In the summer of 2009 The Virginia tech-college student decided to embark on his first creative-solo project playing bass, guitar, synthesiser and drums while recording in his home-studio. He soon emerged with a unique brand of dreamy pop-songs influenced by bands like My Bloody Valentine, Shop Assistants, Go-Betweens and Cocteau Twins.

In 2009 he delivered a memorable cover of the Kate Bush song ‘Cloudbusting’, making it clear that Wild Nothing transcended the lo-fi pop-mould.

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