|"Scholarly and conscientious acoustic folk from London boy Yo Zushi, so dreamy and beautiful it eschews any mention of raw fish.
A first class degree from a top London university. Dazed and Confused's Young Musician of the Year in 2004. A critically acclaimed debut album. Just a few of the impressive accolades Yo Zushi has garnered over the last few years with his whimsical acoustic sound. He
not only charms, but takes you on an journey through an autumnal London of bygone days. His perceptive lyricism revels in the minutiae of a wondrous day in the city, with a tinge of old American blues.
It's Conor Oberst sharing an orange juice with Johnny Cash, sweetened
with a narrative perspective, inspired by Yo Zushi's penchant for literature.
His languishing yet melodic voice ebbs and flows along the streams of gentle guitar-plucking, while the somnambulant drumming takes you on an overnight sleepertrain journey through the Deep South, via the unlit backstreets of London town. 'Seven Sleepers' is an echo of Bright Eyes in the I'm Wide Awake; It's Morning era, while the brass
backdrop of 'Bright Lucifer' is a far cry from any Mark Ronson track, instead evoking 50s prom dances. The melancholic murmur of 'The Trees, They Grow High' juxtaposed with the smooth serenading of 'Song from a Dazzling Drift' highlight the versatile yet intense nature of this
talented young artist.
It's clear that the student life hasn't affected this intelligent charmer, with his literary background as his weaponry. Yo Zushi's campfire tales are at once wistful and uplifting, and this talented
songwriter's fire looks set to continue burning."