Antony & The Johnsons Stop By The Culture Show

Since taking home that Mercury Prize for 2005’s stunner I Am A Bird Now, Antony’s enjoyed a cultural cachet in the UK that he’s slowly, inevitably, amassing Stateside. Brits love him; or at least, Brits know him. On the Johnsons’ recent stop at the BBC’s The Culture Show you can just hear the deference in the voice of the presenter (yes I know British slang for TV host, don’t worry about it) as she hits a lot of the beats from that read-worthy NY Mag profile: this album is all about the natural world, Antony is in awe of the Cocteau Twins’ Elisabeth Fraser, etc. The Q&A comes between gorgeous, string-trio aided renditions of The Crying Light’s first singles, “Epilepsy Is Dancing” and “Another World.” Dig it:

Agreed on Cocteau Twins, Antony, let’s hang out. Don’t forget “Epilepsy”‘s video. The Crying Light is out via Rough Trade and in the States via Secretly Canadian.