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Old 01-26-2010, 05:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Their S/T debut album was released yesterday to decent acclaim (not sure what shitfork thought of it, I never use them as a source) and they are a 'supergroup' of sorts, consisting of multi instrumentalist Simon Tong (formerly of The Verve / Blur / The Good, the Bad & the Queen), Orcadian folk guitarist and singer Gawain Erland Cooper and Drummer/Engineer David Nock (The Orb / The Cult / The Fireman).

The album consists of covers with many of them old British Folk standards and even a poem by one Leonard Cohen but given a new twist that takes in Pop, Freak Folk and 60's Psychedelia.

Vocalist Erlan comes across as a hybrid of Syd Barrett, Neil Hannon (The Divine Comedy) and Scott Walker at his most placid. There are a couple of tracks that miss the mark but overall it's a decent slice off offbeat Pop with a 60's tinge. 'The sweeter the girl the harder I fall' is an early standout. Refreshingly listenable yet still offbeat enough to grab a few listeners outside of the usual stockpile of students and N.M.E followers.


give 'em a listen will ya?
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Love it.
Am downloading now.
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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hmmm i think i might like this

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Old 02-05-2010, 11:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I like! Has anyone found a good downloading link? There don't seem to be any torrents about...
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I read about this band in the latest Uncut (or was it Mojo?). Listening to it right now. Sounds good...
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