If anyone is truly deserving of the title of 'artist', it's the mercurial talent that is Joseph Arthur. He's been unleashing material for over a decade and a half, his sheer poetic nature and experimental drive gaining him a deservedly fine reputation in the process.
Now Joseph Arthur returns with a new album for Real World Records entitled The Family: his fifth for the label that signed him in 1997. Smart, soulful and intricate in ways that most songwriters can only dream of, Joseph's songs are bursting with ideas - emotionally raw and unyieldingly inventive. His throaty delivery lends a vulnerability to both the beautiful acoustic melodies and harder-edged, expansive driving rock.