Saturday, 21 April 2012

Volume 26

My Denial In Argyle – from the album Die Stadt Muzikanten (2009) : WOODPIGEON 

Woodpigeon is actually Mark Hamilton, a Canadian with Austrian heritage who settled in Germany but writes songs with a distinctly English bent. A very organic sound, with flute and clarinet very prominent on the album, this is a CD that really gets under your skin after a while.  

Number Ten Girl – from the album Softly Towards The Light (2009) : THE BLACK HOLLIES 

 There are times when you stumble across a band that simply blow you away. That’s what happened to me with The Black Hollies. I love this band. From New Jersey but, although still plainly living in 1967, their influences are clearly the British psychedelic sound rather than the original west coast protagonists. Drenched in Hammond organ and fuzzed-up guitars, they are ploughing a furrow unlikely to bring them major success. They love what they are doing, though, and so will you  

You Can Run – from the album Blackbud (2009) : BLACKBUD  

This band, from Wiltshire, appeared to have called it a day. That’s a damn shame!  Classic British indie-rock music, great songwriting, and very good musicians. Pardon me for being controversial, but this is what Coldplay should have developed into, rather than the bland music they are happy to dish out now

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