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Alberta Cross ‎- Find A Home Out There (2018)

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I am a fan of Brooklyn-based, Swedish-born Petter Ericson Stakee. The singer-guitarist has announced a tour this week after a run of recent single releases: ‘We Lose Each Other’, ‘Keep The Damage To Myself’, ‘What Are We Frightened Of?’ and the most recent ‘Something Real To Defend’. The flurry all started with last year’s all started last year’s ‘Find A Home Out There’ that got a feature on the ABC drama A Million Little Things. I think that we can expect a new LP from Alberta Cross soon, the first since 2015’s self-titled album. Lest we forget this is an americana band that was Born in London. Stakee has travelled a long way.

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Alberta Cross – Water Mountain (2015)

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From one distinctive voice to another. Alberta Cross was once an Anglo-Swedish act, formed by singer-guitarist Petter Ericson Stakee and bassist Terry Wolfers in London in the mid noughties. Uppsala-born Ericson Stakee has since parted ways with his “cockney brother” and now operates out of NYC. A couple of weeks ago, he was back in London playing at the Borderline. I went into the gig believing his voice to be an acquired taste (e.g. Jonathan Donahue, Will Sheff, Jonas Bjerre), but left thinking it fit the bill. His renditions of ‘Water Mountain’ and Bowie’s ‘Five Years’ are still front of mind.

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