And here is where it all started !
JACOB GOLDEN: The new Jeff Buckley?
We kick off the idea on April 19th, with the Californian singer-songwriter Jacob Golden. Often called the new Jeff Buckley, his music recently featured on the hugely successful U.S series the O.C., and he is over to shoot the video for his new album in London, playing one gig only at The Borderline. His Welcome To Life EP was released to great critical acclaim, and his star is rising fast.
Jacob Golden (*Mid 70s, Sacramento, CA) is an American songwriter/singer/guitarist. Since leaving his former band Birthday in 2000 he is a solo artist and collaborated with different electronica musicians and producers.
Now he’s residing in Silverlake, LA. Debut album ‘Hallelujah World’ was released in 2002 on Rough Trade and received great press write-ups internationally. Also appeared on the Faultline album ‘Your Love Means Everything’ in 2002/2004 (EMI), where he performed backing vocals to Michael Stipe on the track ‘Greenfields’ and played guitar on the track ‘Where Is My Boy?’ performed by Chris Martin. A move to Portland, Oregon and now Silverlake inspired the writing of his second album, ‘Revenge Songs’.
David Kosten from Faultline proved instrumental in helping Jacob bring ‘Revenge Songs’, to the public, with plans to make the album available on his own label in the UK, and helping Jacob find a licensee for the album around the world. He was also responsible for bringing Jacob to the attention of Chrysalis Music CEO Jeremy Lascelles, who after a short acoustic performance in his LA hotel room, signed Jacob to the publishing company. Jeremy previously championed Ray LaMontagne and Bat for Lashes.