The TickeT gig of The week

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News - Words: Sinéad Glee­son Pho­to­graph: Pa­trick O’Leary

A hushed rev­er­ence greeted James Blake at Whe­lan’s on Tues­day. The singer’s sparse brew of soul, elec­tron­ics and dub­step is unique and chal­leng­ing. And then there’s the voice: a haunt­ing, cracked lilt that echoes Aaron Neville and Antony and – thank­fully – stands up live. Un­sur­pris­ingly, he brought the roof down (some plas­ter fell dur­ing the sub-bassi­ness of Limit to Your Love).

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