Posts from 26th April 2000

Apr 00

WOODBINE – Tricity Tiara

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WOODBINE – Tricity Tiara (CD Single, 2000)
The Woodbine sleeve is underweight and diffident, a cut off brown-and-white drawing and some thin brown-on-burnt-orange lettering: so indie that one crassly-placed Tower Records sticker could – did – obscure the band’s name entirely. Luckily it didn’t obscure the Domino catalogue number, so here we are. Woodbine occupy a sliver of territory somewhere between Belle And Sebastian and Bedhead – slow, seldom and sad: their thick-voiced English singer is a bit clumsy, and so’s the guitar, but I worked out after a few listens that the slight ham-fistedness endeared me to the record: so much acoustic British indie is so gossamer that it’s nice to hear a song with mud caked on its boots. The A-Side is pretty and promising, the B-Sides are more interesting, dipping into skeletal narcoleptronica in a similar way to Piano Magic. And the principle that any Domino single is worth taking a punt on is again upheld.

Please, play something else

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Please, play something else: anti-canonical sentiment from the classical world.

What’re You Listening For?

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What’re You Listening For? asks Tangents, with an article drawing the confounding and intriguing link between Broadcast and Pentangle – not something that occurred to me when I walked bored out of a Broadcast performance last year, but the first thing I’ve read which makes me want to hear their new stuff. Thanks Robin for the link.


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Threatster: hooray! Thanks Chris & Ned.