#218 Piers Faccini – Black Rose

With songs like ‘Black Rose’ in his arsenal, it’s faintly absurd that Piers Faccini doesn’t have a higher profile. Taken from his upcoming fifth solo studio album Between Dogs and Wolves, the track has more than a hint of Nick Cave about it with its low, hushed vocals and deliberate instrumentation. Perhaps it’s unfair to compare anyone to Cave but you feel the similarly polymathic Faccini – who is also a noted artist and directed the animated video to ‘Black Rose’ himself – can take it. Between Dogs and Wolves is out on October 14, while he plays a one-off London show at Dalston’s Servant Jazz Quarters on Wednesday.