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Catch Radiohead Drummer Philip Selway Thursday in Williamsburg

August 4th, 2015

Best known as Radiohead’s drummer, Philip Selway went solo as a singer-songwriter and guitarist with the release of the mostly acoustic Familial (stream it below) in 2010. According to the A.V. Club, “He’s the group’s George Harrison: interested in music’s quieter, reflective potential. His debut, Familial, is a hushed, fragile collection that explores the territory between Chris Isaak’s softer material and Nick Drake’s folk.” Selway (above, performing “Around Again” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!) returned in 2014 with a more ambitious follow-up, Weatherhouse (stream it below). And per AllMusic, “He’s tapping into the gentle ebb and flow of classic English art rock but he’s sensible enough to never succumb to the ostentatious display of brains that sometimes plagues classic prog. This is an immaculately crafted, impossibly tasteful miniature, one that will satisfy any listener longing for a Radiohead tripped of future shock.” See Philip Selway play live on Thursday night at Music Hall of Williamsburg.