Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Decemberists – I’ll Be Your Girl

(Rough Trade/ Capitol Records) 11 tracks / 43 mins There are plenty of songwriters covering the bizarre political climate across the States and Europe, but who uses black humour like The Decemberists? This one is like New Order making a … Continue reading

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Darlingside – Extralife

It is rare for me to be so instantly struck by a new album. After hearing about four songs (or maybe only four parts of songs) I was contacting the band for a press copy. It’s the reverb-drenched harmonies that … Continue reading

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Sheeran Perfection

No, Johnny Nash didn’t sing, “I can see clearly now Lorraine has gone.” Neither did Hot Chocolate sing, “I remove umbilicals” or the Police record a song about Sue Lawley. Misheard lyrics can give us a quick laugh, but occasionally, … Continue reading

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