From the soaring sounds of Angel Olsen to the raucous rumble of Japandroids.
The Tallest Man On Earth
Back for the first time since 2013.
Now spread across two days, Fairgrounds is lookin’ tastier than ever.
The intimidatingly titled Tallest Man on Earth began his Zierholz show this Wednesday not with a bang but a whisper – literally. Taking the intimate stage (above which he towered a less-than-intimidating 5”8′) in a humble white tee and blue jeans, the man lesser known as Kristian Matsson greeted his rapturous Canberra crowd with naught
The Tallest Man on Earth is set to return to Australia for a tour that will see the Swedish troubadour play a handful of headlining shows and a selection of festivals.
It’s hard when listening to The Tallest Man on Earth not to be transported back to the acoustic days of songsmiths like Bob Dylan. His lyricism and vocal drone is hard to separate from the man often touted as the greatest lyricist ever.
One of the most interesting little albums from last year in the sphere of singer-songwriters was the second record from The Tallest Man On Earth, otherwise known as Kristian Matsson, a 28-year-old from Sweden with a severe Bob Dylan complex. His The Wild Hunt ended up on many an end-of-year list.
Swedish songwriter Kristian Matsson aka. The Tallest Man On Earth will tour Australia in October 2011. Joining Matsson, is Australian troubadour, Old Man River. In 2008, he released one of the year’s most powerful records, Shallow Grave, impressing audiences while on tour with Bon Iver. In 2010, after making himself known to the world, Matsson
Right now I could be gliding through the air on a tire swing, dipping beneath a sturdy tree bow and skimming the still surface of a fishpond. I am not, instead my ears are wooed by the throaty acoustic sounds of The Tallest Man On Earth (Kristian Matsson), but it feels exactly the same, unforced
Swedish folk troubadour The Tallest Man On Earth (aka. Kristian Matsson) will release his second full-length, The Wild Hunt, this 16th April on Dead Oceans (Akron/Family, Dirty Projectors, Califone) through Inertia.