Tall Thief – “A Place I Know”


A rousing track from Cape Town rocker Tall Thief, “A Place I Know” swelters with a rising sound. A blast of guitars at the 50-second mark leads into a heightened vocal presence, letting out “heaven is a place I know,” amidst psych-friendly, textural guitar and bass. “I curl up every time we fight,” marks a captivating settling-down, showing a vulnerability that strikes well following the enjoyably raucous charisma. “A Place I Know” thoroughly captivates, showing a rock aesthetic that’s pure and convincing. I’m absolutely looking forward to what’s next from Tall Thief.

“A Place I Know” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of December 2020’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Rock.

The track is also featured in the best-of Spotify compilation Best Tracks of 2020.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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