on 17 February 2011
Just what the doctor ordered to brighten the grey February days. This is like taking a triple shot of espresso in your morning Pret coffee. You'l be jingling and jangling all day long to these tunes.
The seemingly simple riffs and tunes go straight to your brain. Lovely Hammond, great riffs all come together to create a vision of driving to the coast wrapped up against the cold and watching the hardy surfers off the coast of any British beach - Wales, Saltburn, Cornwall - wherever!
I have no idea if the band surf, I don't really care, i would guess they just love uplifting hummable, satisfying tunes. They aren't exactly trying to compete with Mogwai's more complex structures - but for &7.99, this is well worth brightening up a few weeks of your life.
on 13 January 2012
Just bought the Y Niwl album on vinyl from spillers record shop this is an excellent mix of surf guitar/Booker T/Link Wray style rock well worth the £10.00 ,the album is as good as their live show which i saw when they supported Gruff Rhys Hotel Shampoo tour ,buy it you wont be disappointed.
on 21 February 2011
Another 6 music inspired purchase. Top drawer stuff! Recorded in Bethesda i notice, which from my childhood memory of summer holidays was voted the most miserable place on Earth by my Family, as it was forever raining.Apparently a Witch lived by the side of the main road in a house made out of boulders, though we never saw her!