Sunday, 25 March 2012

Lovesong: The Slow Show: Brother

Apparently I'm on BBC radio today (BBC Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, and Wiltshire) 1-2pm.
Johnny Coppin is playing 'Hopeland' and judging from the playlist that he sent me it should be at around 1.25pm. If you'd like to listen 'live' you could do it online:
I'll post a link tomorrow also, you can review the show for a week...
Meanwhile, I heard this on the radio yesterday and it stopped me in my tracks; that doesn't happen often these days.
I think it's the sound as much as the song.
What do you think?


  1. Nice catch! Sounds a bit like "Lampchop" crossed with "the National"...

  2. ... crossed with Grant Willard and Elbow...

  3. Hey! How do you know a about Willard Grant Conspiracy? Thought they were one of my secrets!!!
    And what radio station do you listen to that plays this obscure stuff???
    Argh! "Lambchop" typo. Weird old Kurt wouldn't like that!

  4. I saw GWC in a basement gig in London. The main element of their stagecraft was that the hefty singer wore a lumberjack shirt and sat for the duration (in a rocking chair I think).
    There was that Cave/Waits beast singing beautiful thing that I love... it was around 'Regard the End' time. Still love that album and 'Everything's Fine' although the one I always reach for is probably their most criticised... 'Pilgrim Road'...