Large Plants - The Carrier
"The Carrier is a succinct distillation of folk-rock magnificence." SHINDIG
"The Carrier an impressive package all round, and one that could easily end up on a few Album of the Year lists." - WE ARE CULT
Large Plants started as a solo project for Jack Sharp, the singer and guitarist for Wolf People. It was spurred on by a writing frenzy during the lockdown of 2020 when Sharp played and recorded all the parts for what would become the debut single, La Isla Bonita and the first album The Carrier. In summer of 2021 the tracks were mixed by songwriter Chris Cohen (formerly of Deerhoof & Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti).
Large Plants’ songs are immediate, heavy psychedelic rock belters filtered through a haze of analogue tape flutter. Sharp’s voice has an eerily distant and delicate tone that lends a strong folk sensibility to the album; like the scent of winter mornings and fresh soil mixed with the whiff of petrol. Though the songs are generally three-minute gems, they are lyrically more like ancient ballads; peopled with tragic youths, witches, lovelorn troubadours and femmes fatales.
Artist: Large Plants
Label: Ghost Box
Genre: Rock & Psych
Format: Vinyl LP
Cat Number: GBX041LP
Released: 22nd April 2022