Bluesy, intimate songs with lyrics that seem like short stories set to music
As frontman of the stoner band Wallace Vanborn, this singer-songwriter from Gent knows a thing or two about loud guitars, amps and how to put them together, but when he feels like playing his six-string a little more gently, he performs under his own name. Ian Clement made his debut as a solo artist this year with Drawing Daggers, a record full of bluesy, intimate songs with lyrics that seem like short stories set to music. Bringing a deep, intimate voice to the set, with both dark and bright songs, Clement conjures an original world, packed with a lot of imagination.
His influences include Mark Lanegan, Dan Auerbach and Edward Sharpe. His record was critically acclaimed and an extensive European tour followed, including a handful dates as support for the Dutch band, De Staat.