Robbie Lesiuk – Nobody's Listening
Falkirk artist Robbie Lesiuk is best known as a former member of Y'all Is Fantasy Island, and for his ongoing collaborations with friend and former bandmate Adam Stafford. Now he takes centre stage by releasing a self-produced but accomplished album which gives an insight into an intriguing musical talent that deserves recognition its own right.
Calling this record Nobody's Listening suggests that Lesiuk may not be expecting it to be heard by the masses, but the Nick Drake-inspired Hey! Slow Repeater is certainly worthy of a wider airing, and charming acoustic numbers like Freeman will delight fans of Scottish alt-folk contemporaries such as Beerjacket. There's a warm, friendly feel to each song on show, which will come as no surprise to anyone who has witnessed one of Lesiuk's solo sets. With bigger ideas made flesh by additional instruments, and assistance from long-term collaborator Paul Tonner, it's a firm step in the right direction.