Two days after the release of his 2015 album, How To Die In The North, BC Camplight‘s Brian Christinzio was informed that he was to be deported from the UK. Despite having settled in Manchester he found himself back in New Jersey.
Thankfully, he was able to return to Britain and write the remarkable follow-up Deportation Blues. The sublime How To Die In The North dealt with issues around mental health and addiction, yet managed to retain an upbeat pop sensibility. Deportation Blues is a darker and more abrasive sounding album than its predecessor, while still showing him to be a master of his craft.