Only Real – Days In The City

If you have no idea of where Niall Gavin was born, you would hardly think that Only Real is an UK-based project. Gavin sings and raps over a combination of sunshine-pop and lo-fi guitars that are closer to the Californian 90s, rather than to the current London scene.

Only Real gives to his creations a clear imprinting, mixing hip-hop and retro-pop à la Mac De Marco and following a motto that can be summarized in a couple of words: “chilling out”.

On his debut EP, Days In The City, the singer/songwriter shows how his vocals fit both the brightest psych-pop and the gloomiest shoegaze. He has now signed with Virgin Emi, so you will almost certatainly see him topping the charts in 2014.

Check out the EP below.


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