Hello there and happy May Day weekend!
Hope all is fine where you are, here in A-dam work continues apace in Kleptone / Nessiest towers, the wall of wardrobes is up and filled (shitty partition walls notwithstanding), the pile of empty cardboard boxes grows towards critical mass, the internet is pumping the desired 200Mbits out of the correct hole in the wall (but still needs a boost around the outer regions) and the kitchen almost lives (ETA this time tomorrow we hope). So ends the "month of sorting"... we're getting there and enjoying it. Hoorah!
"Greetings Listening Clubbers
At 8pm tonight I shall be speeding my way across the country as I'm spending the day on our election battlebus. Will do my best to play along (mobile signal permitting)
I've had this album in mind for quite a while as a potential Listening Club pick. With the election crazy going on I've not had a chance to angst about my pick at all which makes a change.
Picture the scene;: I'm 17 (uber shy with my head stuck in a book) and on the road of discovery music wise. My 6th form colleagues were mostly into chart pop but there were a couple of indie kids (unsurprisingly the geeks and gamers) who were up for seeking out new and exciting kinds of music.
I think this is probably one of the first bands where I was excited about them from the first couple of singles. I was so eager for this album to come out so I could hear more from them. I can remember going into Virgin Megastore in Bromley after school on the day it was released to get my hands on it. It was a bit of a game changer for me as a somewhat isolated teen and resulted in much singing along at home and wishing I was like the lead singer.
Tis a short but hopefully sweet one
Quick plea to my UK compatriots. Please vote on Thursday. Unless you're a secret right wing twunt.
Direct download is here (full download link at top of page), and the mixcloud is here.
See you at 8pm BST!