The Sad Song Co. aka Nigel Powell is releasing his fourth album Worth. Because of this upcoming ‘event’ he starts a tour which has a stop in Southampton’s The Joiners on the 11th of February.

The following preview is just my opinion. It will answer the question: Is it worth to spend money and go to the concert?

So first of all I must say, that I am definitely not the main target audience for this kind of music. Personally I prefer more the genre of Horrorcore or Death Metal, so a “slightly” different style of music.

For this preview I talk about Sad Song Co.’s song What You Make Of It (which you can listen to above) which is an early released title from the album. The song itself is very calm and peaceful. It starts with a falsetto followed by a calm and fitting piano. The song raises an atmosphere, that can be described as friendly but sad. Powell does not necessarily sing; it is more speaking. In the centre of the track there is a very nice guitar solo and with the refrain, it comes to a change of the style. The song becomes faster and through the refrain Powell actually sings. The song resonates with a c’est la vie (“It’s life”) attitude, one that really fits with the lyrics and the feeling when the song is over.

So what should I say at the end? It is definitely not my taste of music, but it is not bad. If you like calm and peaceful music you should have a look. The tickets are not so expensive. You can find the list of the tour stops below this preview.


18th Tunbridge Wells – The Forum (supporting Frank Turner)


7th Manchester – The Castle (w/ El Morgan And The Divers)
10th Aldershot – The West End Centre
11th Southampton – Joiners
13th Nottingham – Bodega
14th Bristol – Exchange
15th London – Thousand Island
16th Devizes – The Lamb
17th Oxford – Museum Of Modern Art
18th Tunbridge Wells – The Forum Basement @ The Sussex Arms

Tickets are £6.50 adv / £7.50 on the door, except London which is £8.50 adv / £10.50 on the door.