King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, [...]; reviews live.
Byline: BARRY GORDON
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Grand Ole Opry, Glasgow, Sep 8 ?????als will tell you that Creosote and Hopkins lost the Mercury Prize. Fans at the Grand Ole Opry, however, will say they were "robbed".
But as Lauren Cooper might say, were they bovered? Were they 'eck. If anything, rubbing shoulders with the crme de la crme of British music merely gave the twosome plenty of ripping yarns to tell their audience.
Despite missing out on the prize, C&H were in fine fettle as they played their album - Diamond Mine - in its entirety. A beautifully polished effort that proves Creosote to be at the peak of his creative powers. Robbed? No, mugged in broad daylight.