If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Australian Tim Bettison (a.k.a Vancouver Sleep Clinic) must have a raging man crush on Justin Vernon.

Début release “Vapour” has sky-rocketed after first being dropped into the blogosphere a month ago, making waves on sites like Indieshuffle as well as being played multiple times on Australias' Triple- J chart. Not bad for a first effort. Not bad at all. Listen all the way through this one, and you'll be richly rewarded with the oh-so-satisfying pay-off at the outro of the song. Absolute goosebumps.

“Vapour” could quite easily be a bonus track from Bon Iver with Bettison emanating the impossible falsetto's and relaxed beats Vernon is known for. Impossibly young but infinitely talented, Tim is a definite one to watch over the next few months and I'm already eagerly awaiting his follow up to this astounding track.

posted by Staff
July 2013