Fresh from an appearance at Threshold Festival, Emilio Pinchi finds himself on the end of a warm reception from Getintothis‘ Matt Wood.
Emilio Pinchi. A name you’ve probably heard floating around the Merseyside area, with positive reviews from the likes of BBC 6 Music, a live performance on a moving train and strong catalogue of venues under his belt, LIPA student Emilio Pinchi is beginning to make his mark on the acoustic folk scene.
His latest track, Trying Man is an impressive, charming number that takes us floating down stream with its meandering lyrical patterns and plodding rhythm. The track opens with that endearing fuzz that only comes with lo-fi recording, (having recorded it in his kitchen), shortly met with a somewhat gloomy chord sequence before shifting smoothly into a more warming verse melody.
Pinchi seems to have set up camp comfortably between the uplifting and the melancholy, while his melodies offer chirpiness; his lyrics are wistful, tinged with an honesty and bitterness that hails to Elliott Smith and Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes).
This emotional layering is mirrored through the notable layering of instruments; gentle patters of a snare drum, glimmering electric guitar licks and soft female backing vocals exhibit Pinchi’s ability and accomplished approach to song writing and production. Pinchi clearly has an awareness of the bigger picture and is branching out from his earlier, solely acoustic ventures, developing his sound into one that’s fuller and certainly one you’ll be hearing a whole lot more of.
With undeniable prospects for the future, Pinchi and his DIY attitude will be performing at this year’s Threshold Festival alongside Eliza Shaddad of Clean Bandit and an impressive bill of emerging talent, being tipped among the top 10 acts you really need to see. With a Merseyrail Sound Station prize nomination last year, Pinchi will no doubt be seeking further nominations and his upcoming performances and projects may well serve as catalysts for his so far understated, yet promising career.