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Tomorrow We'll Be Sober
Tomorrow We'll Be Sober
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5.0 out of 5 stars You have got to see this band live!, 17 Jun. 2015
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"Folk rock" has been popular for years. You write a mainstream song, chuck in a bit of fiddle and, hey presto, you're a folk rock band. The Levellers were masters of this. I have seen Blackbeards Tea Party described as a folk rock band. They are the very opposite. They write very traditional folk tunes and chuck in some bass and electric guitar to liven them up a bit. I'll be honest - it feels a bit strange on a cd. Their music is not designed to be listened to on a cd. It is designed to be played loud and live. I was at a folk festival last year and there were a lot of... let's say more mature... people there who frankly were putting their fingers in their ears and shaking their heads in disgust for the first song or two. And then swiftly got themselves down to the front and spent the next hour or so jumping up and down like teenagers. BTP have that effect on you. You can't help but fall in love with their energy and enthusiasm. And with song titles like "Purple Badger" and "I want a pizza and a drink" you know they don't take themselves too seriously. For me "Mr Slippyfist" is the stand out song on the album, although "Landlord" and "Chicken on a Raft" are great singalongs and are guaranteed to get everyone dancing when played live.

Go and see them live. You will find it bewildering, surreal and yet utterly enthralling and addictive. Then listen to the cd and it will all make sense.


Wildfire
Wildfire
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just a load of Cobblers..., 15 Jun. 2015
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How do you define Keston Cobblers Club? They must be doing something right... kicking up a storm at festivals, getting radio airplay, touring the UK and Europe to adoring audiences (if you are lucky enough to go and see them take your dancing shoes and you might just win a prize!), and most recently they have hit a jackpot that most bands of their type would sell their own grandmothers for. Supporting Bellowhead on their farewell tour.

This new album, Wildfire, is perhaps a little more mature and certainly more produced than their previous offerings. Each song is like a new treat though and feels different from the last. Few bands seem to be able to pull this off (They Might Be Giants back in the 80s and 90s spring to mind - they were mad as hatters but effective with it). You'll listen to a song and think "ooh that reminds me of Mumford and Sons" and then the next will be a bit like Noah and the Whale. The next you won't be able to think of anyone to compare them to.

I love this album and a couple of the songs are already becoming live classics (Won't Look Back springs to mind). Wildfire and Half Full are other personal favourites, and Once Had for its great changes in pace. So back to the original question. How do you define Keston Cobblers Club? Well... the are quintessentially... Keston Cobblers Club. To compare them to others would do their originality an injustice. Just sit back, listen and enjoy.

And go and see them live. You won't regret it.


Paperama
Paperama
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good fun, 5 Nov. 2014
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Easy to get the hang of, difficult to master. Great game which gets progressively harder. Highly addictive and hours of fun.


Whispers [Limited Edition 2CD Book]
Whispers [Limited Edition 2CD Book]
Price: £13.66

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5.0 out of 5 stars A true singer songwriter, 11 Jun. 2014
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"Let Her Go" brought Mike Rosenberg to the attention of the world, but some of us knew how brilliant he was long before that. Many will be surprised to know that this is his 5th studio album (although "Flight of the Crow" was an album of collaborations with other artists), and each album brings more mature songwriting and greated depth of lyrics. The added acoustic versions on the deluxe album are truly wonderful, and are in the true spirit of Passenger, who always performs live with nothing more than his acoustic guitar. I'd already heard the majority of the songs on the album live, some on tour at the end of last year and some on his brilliant busking tour a few weeks ago (thanks Mike - how great that you can still manage to do what you love and raise a few quid for a good cause at the same time) and the multi instrument album versions certainly don't disappoint either as they still maintain the simplicity of his music. Great to see that fame has not gone to his head and he has produced an album that stands out for its great songs, not for any attempt to have a broad commerical appeal. He has proven with this album that you can stay true to yourself , just produce great music, and people will buy it.


Northern Light
Northern Light
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5.0 out of 5 stars Destined for great things, 13 Nov. 2013
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Saw Beth supporting Paper Aeroplanes in Sheffield and she completely captivated the audience. Amazing songwriting ability for someone so young and she seems entirely focussed on making a career for herself. Keep at it Beth - you have the talent and personality to go far.


Ski Park: Create The Best Mountain Resort(Kindle Tablet Edition)
Ski Park: Create The Best Mountain Resort(Kindle Tablet Edition)
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly addictive!, 28 Jan. 2013
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This is one of those games that you always have to have 5 more minutes on. Easy to navigate, no major bugs and great fun. There are options to spend real money to be able to build the best buildings and make things happen faster but with patience and a bit of effort I have found it highly enjoyable and rewarding without spending a penny.


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