John McGrath

Guitarist, Sound-artist, PhD & Author

 "His versatile, experimental approach, reminiscent of Jim O’Rourke, Christian Fennesz, and Marc Ribot, pushes at the boundaries of new guitar music and the UK avant folk scene."

The Wire

"Bringing to mind the likes of Owen Pallett and Grizzly Bear, John McGrath is an artist capable of balancing classical and folk textures to great effect."

The Skinny

"like Bert Jansch remixed by Four Tet, combining extraordinary technical mastery with warm drones and harmonic effects." 

The Cube

"Bringing a touch of the 21st century to the guitar soli scene, Irish guitarist John McGrath combines loop pedal technology with Takoma-style fingerpicking ... the songs here are uniformly strong, especially the oddly named, but quite lovely “Ghosty’s Spinach Song,” which closes out the EP." 

Aquarium Drunkard

“his clutch of haunted icy soundscapes sounds very much like wandering around half-remembered wintry dreams.” 

Bido Lito!

Upcoming Shows

Interview for Burning Ambulance
Adam Scovell's video for "Four Hills" is part of the new exhibition at FACT entitled "Science Fiction : New Death"
"Four Hills" features on the November issue of The Wire Magazine's Tapper CD. Info here
Feature Interview for Bido Lito! here

 Radio session for the Roger Hill Show available here