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Tied to the Branches – Fog

What Jai Paul and How to Dress Well are to dreams, this song is to nightmares. Tied to the Branches – Fog Extremely understated, minimal, barely there until it is – confusion in a slow-build. I wouldn’t have believed these… Continue Reading →

James Vincent McMorrow – If I Had A Boat

I go back and forth about this. It has a similar dreaminess about it to that I love so much in Bon Iver, more pop and less R&B than the likes of How To Dress Well and Jai Paul and… Continue Reading →

Best of 2009 (not a typo)…

Man this year has gone fast. It seems like about a minute ago that I was at the Langley Hotel in Watford with some of my nearest and dearest. In the company of grandparents, babies and twenty-somethings alike… there we… Continue Reading →

First Aid Kit – When I Grow Up

I know a lot of people aren’t so keen on covers – as I’ve said before it’s often difficult to do the original justice – but I’ve found another one that I think pays homage to the original whilst changing… Continue Reading →

The Migrant – In The Sun

I seem to always have a “play on repeat” song. Earlier this year it was “Sunlight” by tUnE-yArDs, then “Good Arms vs. Bad Arms” by Frightened Rabbit, then “BTSTU” by Jai Paul, and now… it’s this: The Migrant – In… Continue Reading →

Ralfe Band – Big Head

The Guardian reviewed the album this song comes from back in October 2008 – it’s by Ralfe Band, the heavily folk-influenced Oly Ralfe and Andrew Mitchell along with various contributors, whose second album, Attic Thieves, was released on French label… Continue Reading →

Frightened Rabbit – Good Arms vs. Bad Arms

It’s been a while, and it’s a lazy Sunday afternoon, so I’m stepping away from the energy and posting about acoustic songs from two bands/artists who’ve played gigs in London recently, one of which I went to, one of which… Continue Reading →

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Kisses Over Babylon

I would ask for this song as the accompaniment to my entrance were I ever involved in a WWF wrestling match – with much swirling of my cape and stomping to punctuate. OK maybe not me, personally…but if I were… Continue Reading →

Ray LaMontagne – You Can Bring Me Flowers

For some reason walking past this flower stall every day, colours and fragrances and smiles, all I could think of was this Dean Martin classic: Dean Martin – That’s Amore Over and over and over again. I know I’ve seen… Continue Reading →

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