I’ve never thought: ‘I wish someone would put out a compilation of Bollywood songs done on the steel guitar.’ But on finding out that said album existed, I, like (Bongwater’s) Ms Magnusson, moaned ‘I want one.’ And I damn well got myself one too.
well considered and very elegantly put together
Welcome to mix-tape rock and roll.
If your train is late and you’re listening to this you’ll feel like it’s the end of the world.
dripping with more sweat than a couple of teenagers upstairs in a bedroom at a house party
pretty much like standing at a bus stop in a blizzard with no hat on and waiting half an hour until you can get on the number 73 to warm your ears up
This is a band with an inherent confidence gained from an obviously thorough musical knowledge; they can certainly play around with lots of influences whilst not blatantly ripping them off.
..equal measure Bow Bow Wow, the Magic Band and a children’s orchestra high on cola bottles.
It seems that both artist and label fear the ‘obvious’ comparisons with Tundra and Scritti Politti’s Green Gartside.
Spark Large is very widescreen in its scope and application, and very warm in its overall feeling. It’s got a big Sufjan Stevens vibe to it, which is never a bad thing..