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M. Ward: Koko, London

Ian Gittins, Guardian, The, 4 July 2012

MATTHEW WARD is set to bid farewell to his cult status. After a decade spent forging a solo career in the cosy backwater of the US alt-country and indie-folk scenes, the singer-songwriter from Portland, Oregon, saw his seventh album, A Wasteland Companion, flirt with the Billboard top 20 this year.

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