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Bon Iver: Victoria Apollo, London

Andy Gill, Independent, The, 9 December 2008

"THIS IS AN extremely big deal for us," says Justin Vernon, standing beneath a giant pterodactyl. Vernon is the songwriter, lead singer and creative mainspring of Bon Iver – indeed, to all intents and purposes he is Bon Iver, whose melancholy masterpiece For Emma, Forever Ago was one of the year's happiest surprises.

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