“Sweetly poetic, his psych-folk tales are worthy of comparison, to Bert Jansch or Donovan… there are shadows of Arthur Lee in his ability to switch between musical beauty and lyrical introspection” Clash Magazine.

Marvin Powell, the latest signing to Skeleton Key Records, released his debut EP ‘Salt’ on March 20th .

His music has been described as “folk with something behind the eyes” and the depiction couldn’t be more apt for the young Liverpudlian, who cites Neil Young, Simon and Garfunkel and Joni Mitchell as influences.

His songs capture the same fragile, spider web beauty and emotional resonance of those by Tim Hardin and Bert Jansch, but such is the compelling nature of his eloquent tales, his work is cast in its own image. Powell’s music is by turns romantic, cynical and haunted, with lyrics that are borne from an old soul writing from a modern urban perspective.






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