What We Did On Our (Half Term) Holidays

We made reference to Fairport Convention a few days ago, and whilst the right to change opinions about The Greatest Band Ever on a weekly (nay, daily) basis is at the very core of our Unpopular Philosophy of Musical Appreciation and Critical Understanding (we’ll be running a course in this when we eventually retire from the tedious grind of telling eleven year olds to stop eating glue-sticks) it would be fair to say that in recent years it has come to our attention that the Sandy Denny era Fairport Convention are indeed that Greatest Band Ever. Granted, it took us a few decades to eventually reach this conclusion; decades in which we slowly discarded the flimsy gaudy rags of Keeping Up With The Now in favour of the hallucinatory history lessons of Losing Ourselves In The Then. Perhaps this is what enlightenment feels like.

Now whilst it is tempting to share with you our thoughts on why the Sandy Denny era Fairport Convention are the Greatest Band Ever we are sure too that it would be somewhat superficial and essentially pointless. Others, notably Rob Young in his ‘Electric Eden’ have said it better than we could possibly manage. But still, it would be fair to say, would it not, that no-one has ever quite managed to blend mystical folk traditions with electric rock hallucinations with quite the exquisite balance as did Fairport Convention in 1969. We are very clear that our Younger Selves snubbed noses and suggested that this balance was too strongly rooted in the folk and that the rock strangeness was not Strange enough, but years have passed and we understand more clearly than ever those lines about not needing to be strange to be strange. Fairport Convention implicitly understood this before Mark E. explicitly suggested it, but that’s not saying one was more valuable that the other. For we like to think there are rivers of conceptual enlightenment running through time to infinity, tapped into in different moments and contexts by those open to their electric pulses. Oh lord. And now we sound like some of those damned Hippies we always swore we despised. The ones who Ruined Everything and who hilariously Get Their Just Rewards in that recent Tarantino movie fairytale about Hollywood and 1969. The one with the terrific soundtrack (and hey, did you catch that line from Chad And Jeremy’s terrific ‘Paxton Quigley’ coming from ’Three In The Attic’?) although what? No Fairport Convention? Perhaps if it had been ‘Once Upon A Time In South London’. Perhaps not.

Yet whilst in recent years we have certainly enjoyed the pleasures of Losing Ourselves In Then we admit that the intrigue of the Now retains a certain thrill. Not as in some desperate Need To Keep Up of course, but rather as in the delights of tripping over and falling into the rumbling surf of contemporary clamour to come up with a few precious stones to add to our collections. Izzie Derry is certainly one of those precious stones, as you will surely agree when you hear her gorgeous ‘In A Year’ on the forthcoming Unpopular mix for March. There is a sweet video clip on The YouTube of Derry performing the song with her acoustic guitar beside a tastefully decorated Christmas tree back in 2018, and whilst it is endearing and occasionally sets the hairs on the back of our necks quivering when her voice cracks just so in that Joni manner, it’s the ‘full band’ version released a year later that really stirs our souls. For with a troupe of carousing revellers alongside her, Derry shifts up a gear and allows the electric blankets of sound to bolster her voice into something tougher, whilst retaining the brittle tenderness essential to human connection. This, and the excellent five song ‘Lost At Sea’ EP put us in mind of Natalie Merchant and her 10,000 Maniacs or, to cross oceans and time frames, of the wonderful (and underrated/forgotten?) Annika Norlin whose English/Swedish IndieRockFolk songs as Hello Saferide and Säkert! are so precious to us. Or what about Frida Hyvonen? We would love it if Derry could cover ’The Lakes We Skate On’ or ‘London’. Wouldn’t that be something?

And as for that Sandy Denny era Fairport Convention reference? Well, turns out that Izzie Derry supported the 2019 incarnation of the group in a church last year, played a cover of ‘Who Knows Where The Time Goes’ and received the Denny stamp of approval for it. Imagine that! As we are wont to say, ‘it all fits’.

Dances on dragonfly wings

We have had a lot to thank Everett True for in recent weeks as he has directed our attention to a number of artists who may otherwise have slipped through nets. First there was the ravaged grit of RVG, whose glorious ‘Alexandra’ single became one of the highlights of our Unpopular mix for February and about whom we skipped off a few brief words at the start of the year, before the debilitating disease of work stole our tongues and suffocated our brains. Not that we’re bitter or nothin’. In more recent weeks ET has prodded us to check out Grrrl Gang and blimey, how glad are we that he did so? For whilst Grrrl Gang might not be an actual Grrrl Gang, we actually rather like the fact they are not. Indeed we are rather taken by the notion that Grrrl Gang simply redraw gender definitions and deny expectations and traditions whilst simultaneously drinking deeply from a musical tradition that roots itself firmly in the likes of (tossing off names in a sherbet rush of indiscretion) Talulah Gosh, Shonen Knife and Beat Happening. Or… or… McTells suffused in broken bokeh shivers of dream pop sheen. Pains Of Being Pure At Heart when they were 16, playing Tiger Trap covers on five and dime guitars. Helen Love flirting with Cub and tripping on a dancefloor sticky with spilt lager. Or… or… something else entirely. You’re going to catch their fabulous ‘Dream Grrrl’ track on the March Unpopular mix and you are going to fall in love. Plussing as which they have a song called ‘Guys Don’t Read Sylvia Plath’ so, you know, go figure.

And speaking of something else entirely, ET also recently hipped us to the sounds of Lankum, whose epic seven minute ‘Young People’ will be an early highlight of the March mix. Taken from their ‘The Livelong Day’ set from last year, ‘Young People’ has had us scurrying back to uncover the earlier ‘Between The Earth and Sky’ album and the ‘Cold Old Fire’ set recorded when they were called Lynched. All three records are fine pieces but there is a distinct narrative of a group becoming stranger and more unique as they have grown over the past six years or so. For where the first two sets are quite firmly in the realms of traditional folk played with an ever-increasing degree of tangential exploration, on ‘Livelong Day’ Lankum have seemingly found another level, beginning at their best to suggest the splendour of Fairport Convention, the group who re-wrote the, ahem, conventions of Folk Rock and pushed our minds into stratospheres we may otherwise have barely speculated existed. With a willingness to simultaneously strip sound down to simple refrains and to build those refrains into drones that circle each other on layers of spacious texture, Lankum tread the paths we enjoyed so much last year laid down by the likes of Alula Down, Burd Ellen and Big Thief.

It is clear from listening to those first two albums that Lankum have never been afraid to take on the challenge of extended song pieces, but it’s only on ‘Livelong Day’ that the group have mastered the difficulties in making those lengthy pieces texturally captivating rather than relying almost exclusively on the traditional narrative of lyrics. The nine minute dirge of Lankum’s take on ‘Katie Cruel’ is a key example of this, as drones turn smoke around our eyes and crackling strings scratch on opened wounds. Darkly, exquisitely, so. Album closer ‘Hunting The Wren’ is another magical dirge, spending seven minutes drawing us solemnly into practices ancient and strange whilst giving them a peculiarly contemporary sprinkling of faerie dust. It’s the haunting, sinister beauty of ‘Young People’ that we keep returning to, however. A relentless building of sound grows to an almost impenetrable barrier of texture as we loop around repeated lyrical refrains taking in feathers, sands, chapels, stone and soft winter apples. The song closes in on us, pressing from all sides so that the claustrophobia is almost tangibly expectant, whilst simultaneously offering glimpses of sunlight through dappled leaves, until we dance on dragonfly wings and fall onto dune drifts of summer dreamt delirium.

If we were looking for a visual accompaniment to the sound of Lankum’s ‘Young People’ we would do well to turn our attentions to Martin Bogren’s recently published ‘August Song’. A project that documents summer balls in the Swedish Countryside, Bogren’s photographs are often spectral, near-hallucinatory fragments of human connection in a liminal space and time between dark and light. There is little in Bogren’s photographs to give a contextual sense of time. The project may have spanned seven years, but in truth we could be looking at images made at any time in the past seventy or so years since the tradition grew from the Swedish branch of rock’n’roll called dansbandmusik. ‘August Song’ is rich in obscured, simple narrative and puts us in mind of Nancy Rexroth’s ‘Iowa’ or Raymond Meeks’ ‘Halfstory Halflife’ in the way that the photographic process seems to be an intrinsic part of the work, carrying as much of the ultimate meaning as the subject matter. More, perhaps, for it is the dissolution of form into ambient compositions of textural tone that allow Bogren’s photographs to break free from the confines of subject. These may be photographs of cars and trucks parked by the edge of the forest, illuminated by midnight sun, or of of dancing couples backlit by stagelights, but they are images that resonate with the wattery-eyed magic of chemically enhanced mysticism and this is what we take with us.

If we remember Grrrl Gang’s record again, however, we are reminded that technical proficiency can be be overrated, and certainly it would be true that whilst Bogren’s technical processes surely have immense importance to the quality of the work, this would be as nothing were it not for the acute sensitivity to human interaction that his images convey. The photographs in ‘August Song’ may be fuzzy monochrome impressions of transitory passions and but they contain more colour and genuine warmth than a million Instagrammed snaps of vacuous lust and glamour.

Stains On A Decade

There was once a compilation of Felt songs called ‘Stains On A Decade’. I always thought it was a terrific title because it could be read in various ways. On some days it feels self-deprecatingly ironic. On others, a delicately profound observation on the nature of art. Thinking back on decades then, I’m drawn again to the notion of how I have documented, in some way, the decade just disappeared by compiling collections of songs into mixes that have dropped on a regular basis into the withering environment of the Interwebs. Fleeting sonic polaroids of moments, each exquisitely passed over in favour of the next. Favourites forever changing. And because I’ve been suffering from early fifties ennui and end of half term flu I decided to drag every song from every mix into one playlist called (and this will come as no surprise) ’Stains On A Decade’. There are 4017 discrete songs and altogether those songs take up 35GB of space on my computer. Rather marvellously it would take ten days to play. The playlist starts with ‘Monday’s Rain’ by The Clientele and ends with ‘The End’ by The Beatles. The former an accident, the latter a crude decision to put a punctuation mark in the timeline of Unpopularity. Not a full stop. Certainly not an exclamation mark. Perhaps a question mark. Or then again a semi-colon separating decades. A pause for breath. And we’re off again. Already with a third mix of the new decade pre-programmed and nearly ready to roll. It’s the best one yet. After the last one and until the next one. Now where’s the paracetamol?

Unpop 186

You should be sitting down

Saturday – The Electric Soft Parade (from ‘Stages’ LP. Bandcamp)
Charmed – The Room in the Wood (digital single. Bandcamp)
The Hook – Use No Hooks (from ‘The Job’ LP. Bandcamp)
Alexandra – RVG (7″ single. Bandcamp)
Fitzroy – The S-Bends (from ‘Nothing Feels Natural To Me’ LP. Bandcamp)
Life on Fire – Mapache (from ‘From Liberty Street’ LP. Bandcamp)
I Will Please You – The Hanging Stars (digital single. Bandcamp)
I Tried and I Tried and I Failed – Darren Hayman (from ‘Home Time’ LP. Bandcamp)
Bad Mood – Basic Plumbing (from ‘Keeping Up Appearances’ LP. Bandcamp)
Perfect Game – Nah… (digital single. Bandcamp)
Been In The Dark – Jeanines (from 7″ single. Bandcamp)
All Compasses Go Wild – Close Lobsters (from ‘Post Neo Anti: Arte Povera in the Forest of Symbols’ LP. Bandcamp)
Sweet – Porridge Radio (from ‘Every Bad’ LP. Bandcamp)
Red Lady – Whyte Horses (from ‘Hard Times‘ LP)
My Sweet Lord – Hurray for the Riff Raff (from ‘My Dearest Darkest Neighbour’ LP. Bandcamp)
Isn’t It a Pity – Galaxie 500 (from ‘On Fire’ LP reissue. YouTube)
Love Sports – Pia Fraus (from ‘Empty Parks’ LP. Bandcamp)
Good Instead of Bad – Dana Gavanski (from ‘Yesterday is Gone’ LP. Bandcamp)
Scarlet and Blue – Sairie (from ‘Scarlet and Blue’ EP. Bandcamp)
Irene – Ben Watt (from ‘Storm Damage‘ LP)

You will like me when you meet me

Almost complete playlist on The Spotify

Complete playlist on The Mixcloud

Catching Up

Running behind, catching up. Always catching up and then falling behind. Up, behind, down, around. Repeat repeat repeat.

So it’s Tuesday. It’s Thursday. It’s Saturday again and never again, again. Drip the honey on your tongue, slip the tunes around your torso. What did we miss? What did we miss? Modernity insists on progress wrapped in nostalgia. Persists within anxiety cloaked in need.

We nearly missed RVG. Out of Melbourne out of Adelaide out of place out of time. A set of raw but ravaging live recordings released in 2017 and a single in 2019 that blinks in the blur of a Liberty Belle cascade on a Wide Open Road. See, it makes me clumsy. Forces me to stop. Start. Start. St-st-st-stutter step stop. Suede sweeps of charity shop jewels. Toys we lost in the floods and cares we found in the flames. The fleeting preening of a genderless Manics berating themselves in mirrors cracked and foxed. Delicious is over-used and this music is why.

We nearly missed S-Bends, who are also Australian and also sound exquisitely out of time and place. A gentler sound but scratchy enough to leave tender bruises. A five year old debut EP that is full of empty desire and the echoes of our dreams of tomorrow. A cover of a Rowland S. Howard number and a string of digital singles in 2019 wrapped up with luxurious extras in a set called ‘Nothing Feels Natural To Me’. Perhaps, perhaps, but this sounds naturally awkward and delicately poised on the edge of a forever that resonates to the sound of Jonathan Richman’s little dinosaur hitting (the) Pavement. The darkness trembles and eases a subtle wayward nervous smile. A song about visiting an I.C.U. at Christmas feels violently personal and churns my stomach. So good to be reminded we are alive. A song about inheriting an ’81 Datsun Pulsar that shivers with regret. A song called ‘Two States’ that hovers betwixt and between. Here nor there. Her not here. Slow-mo dreaming of Peugeots in the Sahara and the sound of Magpies and mogadon rain on the roof.

Here’s to a new decade. Same as the old decade. Running behind, catching up. Catching up and then falling behind. Up, behind, down, around. Repeat repeat repeat.

Stains On A Decade

We borrow our post title from a compilation by Felt, and it feels an apposite one for what follows: A decade of Unpopular mixes.

There were mixes on the blog before 2010 of course, and we are slowly going back to fix download links on those posts. Not entirely certain why, as there are only ever likely to be of handful of people interested at any given point in time, but… it feels like the Right Thing To Do. Also we hate leaving things broken.

And so, to the lengthy list. TEN YEARS!!

Not Blue MondayJan-10https://app.box.com/s/v743w6obkdq12vn2426k3p0nzx4e93lq
Walking Back To WaterlooFeb-10https://app.box.com/s/i8pgu63t2ijvh30406w38jsdrd3mgwyu
Melancholy MarchMar-10https://app.box.com/s/ak9l0u609kkn7c02lc8dxa73ilhnukio
April In ParisApr-10https://app.box.com/s/qwz8igszqnes9fbqw270ccj21d5qeq4p
Daisies For The Eigth Of MayMay-10https://app.box.com/s/pr6j0wlbyzvha288r2035bqu427l0ni8
June EveningsJun-10https://app.box.com/s/5snqox7td35as3i7rpnppxlcvku1bblm
Sunset StudiesJun-10https://app.box.com/s/tik9218teu2b4vnv3qdopizxz9xlzbnh
July, You’re A WomanJul-10https://app.box.com/s/np22c2ihqh9bvjyxusm2h5fmx14u40qf
The Edge of AugustAug-10https://app.box.com/s/mtctpa6nfrw6li5cn1fw4zc4f3umrn10
Sweet SeptemberSep-10https://app.box.com/s/cub9e1aj0qib61u4r0es3vwccxac1ar0
October Is EternalOct-10https://app.box.com/s/2kb8gra4ndkag133s4k6p87omajzspc9
Dance To The Skeleton HandOct-10https://app.box.com/s/mgbdft3db0gjx3z40ag0feyt2ryub1ph
December SlowDec-10https://app.box.com/s/bpzsm4mmzb8jn6letjv7vhxrp5gern8l
Go way. Leave. DisappearDec-10https://app.box.com/s/inauiperckmrmuwwx0xb26i4tfrk4cmj
Those Days, Those NightsJan-11https://app.box.com/s/uopkgpz52ubafqnwpimcas5fvlo157e1
Kiss For FunFeb-11https://app.box.com/s/uopkgpz52ubafqnwpimcas5fvlo157e1
Get High In The AfternoonFeb-11https://app.box.com/s/uopkgpz52ubafqnwpimcas5fvlo157e1
It’s My Heart and I Want You To Break ItMar-11https://app.box.com/s/cjzkzwuuqrtwgwgr2nwnhe80gc5xk9xm
Everyone Feels That Way SometimesMar-11https://app.box.com/s/llgrllux2oogm2ongn9cshcgho7ss1wd
1983 – Convenience Erases LoveApr-11https://app.box.com/s/a9a75ium7ux64ifxmzoxxob67pp8g02j
Flying Into The SunApr-11https://app.box.com/s/57bu291o2vona588y7slyxwo7xep9rfi
Unceremonious SplendourMay-11https://app.box.com/s/eseb5epiqdgvmvl2byjuqvy96dh07pxf
Absence Makes The Heart Grow HarderMay-11https://app.box.com/s/n7eyawrnqe8nd2f6iwtrlpedwotuz58v
Closer To You NowJun-11https://app.box.com/s/v3sl4svo2ano2og4el24mqhb8wavlxa4
So You’re Saying There’s A Chance?Jun-11https://app.box.com/s/98tg5qr8jeeac0a9c63evf2msq9geo83
Summer FeelJul-11https://app.box.com/s/le933jgjud0fkez67d591xb7sa46er40
Summer Heatwave HeatJul-11https://app.box.com/s/p3buf9ysjxmpa090ju04myhszru9s0t6
Summer TimeAug-11https://app.box.com/s/zphy0juxnrm2ltrbmq662ztamq3aea3o
These Are The DaysAug-11https://app.box.com/s/22c8nw8r3hg888auup1g6v1pgxtv0xxn
Crashing The SkySep-11https://app.box.com/s/wufjpqt3p2umyp99tp5h07hbmj3hvpej
Your Love Is Calling My NameSep-11https://app.box.com/s/4ong3crzgoy6j7f109l4s9fchoppf14g
Who Tripped On The C(h)ord?Oct-11https://app.box.com/s/qrr37e7fxjrsmur73lwb0rf3lcej3i9d
It Was Dark And I Welcome The CalmOct-11https://app.box.com/s/oi348hd3x9brogattiy64g9j7z155eer
Say It’s NowNov-11https://app.box.com/s/bs7fee8ca58vd15doihfeoi28oo9lwng
Can we go to a bar?Nov-11https://app.box.com/s/1yq4lq7wmtj59l420r5e0s34rgfz4xqx
More than a myth but less than a fableDec-11https://app.box.com/s/unat71dcgvb1m5iqpfk27voxnr9l6f5f
Who Took The BoozeDec-11https://app.box.com/s/b25rs4rg9m1uh6s70bnzl0qx002b5eb5
What Sound is This (Face A and B)Jan-12https://app.box.com/s/5zwbmk06e7yhp8comkr5phv5h59tnpns
There All The Tine Without YouJan-12https://app.box.com/s/pr76eum3ie0ivjfixsxsw6mhnpnorvu0
The Rolling StonesFeb-12https://app.box.com/s/rie7mu2f1cu4l34lvj3fxmmh059fui3d
We Make BelieveFeb-12https://app.box.com/s/cut5fe54gxfbhgu6gjpsq04js20zg9wn
No One Ever Tells YouMar-12https://app.box.com/s/sx4ckii72ihac3tctk9f3vr5hzszf6cy
In My RoomMar-12https://app.box.com/s/votdwy2d80nmwkh0jqcqph5qm7gbgukz
Sunbeam Blood ShineApr-12https://app.box.com/s/f53ui91o7f3e31z0vg4pctwceih227l3
The SandsApr-12https://app.box.com/s/01ij10t0eztr7s3ntm0wxa7dyq66jdxe
You Against The Rest Of UsMay-12https://app.box.com/s/91v79m7k4s4lzlp1ad5n0dzfmg42mkl8
I See You’ve Got HorsesMay-12https://app.box.com/s/lx6w1swmgdqenak79kuwq0rm86z1ifjr
I Remember YouJun-12https://app.box.com/s/j9jkey2vwlduipukutcpkwehd5lry8i7
Records Are Sacred When You’re 17Jun-12https://app.box.com/s/j9jkey2vwlduipukutcpkwehd5lry8i7
In My ReverieJul-12https://app.box.com/s/wcpgm965knuaranmxedw4enr6twmofcw
S Is For SecretsJul-12https://app.box.com/s/1yo5rparbj9wcuiv9172f3usicu6g63r
Revolution SummerAug-12https://app.box.com/s/4vdudok0fkwnuvai4xkv9dsn4nktt40g
Beach BlanketAug-12https://app.box.com/s/u8qtue9ko6wsb3rf6cpm8xojkz58jhx9
White Lines Are Slicing Up Our SkiesSep-12https://app.box.com/s/whc72tq641tc64ckpa3rjsum1mhx5q7p
A Boy Needs A BikeSep-12https://app.box.com/s/47dn88yqvlloo7kzl6q2puglwa8uhd1c
Crazy LoveOct-12https://app.box.com/s/ddygor2be9c66kaolb2ygexpc5ylzipx
Living In A VillageOct-12https://app.box.com/s/i14o8m4e8hmz9bcry6e9js78ukl6a5e5
Claimed By The SeaNov-12https://app.box.com/s/uyhi36qob2smrholm9thlow23l920u4b
Miss YouNov-12https://app.box.com/s/nhc76auvsa36y3gvvs3eg8czadk7j3wz
Lights and RadiosDec-12https://app.box.com/s/iehaza325fbpqqxti3dpubffw04aj1zh
Merry Christmas to the Drunks, Merry Christmas to the LoversDec-12https://app.box.com/s/ctqxxfwn89czm1nye9w0z0pm6ttrndw8
Once We Were School KidsJan-13https://app.box.com/s/8ffk6vob9utk6lfgqlvo
Shine On MeFeb-13https://app.box.com/s/gpotqbmbncop2p88bzm6
These Songs Will Make You Love MeFeb-13https://app.box.com/s/4g3l8zqhosgwggmwao8v
Home Is Where My Head IsMar-13https://app.box.com/s/076731bcyilhkpu6q0q2
My Old HauntsMar-13https://app.box.com/s/171b567dadudxatke35i
I know We’re SpecialApr-13https://app.box.com/s/fau5cbho52242i4vrvy6
Monument to a Lost CauseApr-13https://app.box.com/s/p88tmn2gvxc868wcsgko
Bright LightsMay-13https://app.box.com/s/vzr7ds21izjcfk6hfltc
In This PlaceJun-13https://app.box.com/s/ae8bsbaor38lio12yy1z
It’s Not A Summer Without YouJun-13https://app.box.com/s/r9bdvy0x4qoh34aycloo
Something MoreJul-13https://app.box.com/s/8j917b37frf726xovkm8
Left It Out To ShineJul-13https://app.box.com/s/hps8wap9fxo0yu58u3gn
Hay FeverAug-13https://app.box.com/s/sypph6oqtfnm733sa4th
You Held My HeartAug-13https://app.box.com/s/j5aif8psrvfmrq9n3boe
(here’s to)The Ghosts Of The PastSep-13https://app.box.com/s/5dmsf4mo1xzb52jq8nfx
Reunion MessageSep-13https://app.box.com/s/2zjrn822ena43s7gozqa
Is The Sky The Limit?Oct-13https://app.box.com/s/gaz6ppu3j179h736p6on
Nothing But LoveOct-13https://app.box.com/s/aihnb6sbh0bjxc4so051
Tiny Moments, Tiny OmensNov-13https://app.box.com/s/7d13plufn04k3t7kilrm
Now and ForeverDec-13https://app.box.com/s/p8276v3u6ti0cfbq2rp9
A Very Unpopular ChristmasDec-13https://app.box.com/s/ip35pi64ozbbmi5216id
A Brief MomentDec-13https://app.box.com/s/lc54fki1yt6lj0b0hgz2
Days of Being WildJan-14https://app.box.com/s/hlmhhfpg3s7sloelo042
Like It Used To BeJan-14https://app.box.com/s/3xgl242jijvjrhed1gos
Things I Should Not DoFeb-14https://app.box.com/s/5qm5o7pemtmdylkydqn4
Who Would Want To Be Loved?Feb-14https://app.box.com/s/ejrltc11e6vnc1pv90d9
Competition Diffidence and GloryMar-14https://app.box.com/s/745x7q2sq1yweojlyxvu
Dreams Please TooMar-14https://app.box.com/s/22ypkfsr0moofjlml5fh
Love Gets You TwistedApr-14https://app.box.com/s/vvhse3qd0t2859lgkyxq
Coffee In The MorningApr-14https://app.box.com/s/b95p1cpxxz6v7th9wcl3
Chasing All The Good Days DownMay-14https://app.box.com/s/6um73pld1mpevtpzj0lc
We Cannot Hope To Compete With Such ColoursMay-14https://app.box.com/s/iu6ivcvt246pd32mhq22
Into The SunJun-14https://app.box.com/s/041ger6mjieulroubz9z
Tinted WindowsJul-14https://app.box.com/s/pjms43m9fe23o1j0g0xu
Another DayJul-14https://app.box.com/s/c5qxa0r93xkdcy6gpd4q
Chardonnay SummerAug-14https://app.box.com/s/dvinqngpeu6nxmtacuj2
Summer’s GoneSep-14https://app.box.com/s/enal8bibx599hq9g2w81
Serious Things Are StupidSep-14https://app.box.com/s/8mg0ctmzgtixlf1ntr6d
Memories of YouOct-14https://app.box.com/s/whtimtbppligqu6tisbt
We’ve Run Out Of RoadNov-14https://app.box.com/s/1er666md7c00nlm4dtsi
Woke Up To A StormNov-14https://app.box.com/s/jv0e3p9wqxookc3mapz1
Shapes and PatternsDec-14https://app.box.com/s/19m1pibntx6sqpdpuzk1
Have A BalloonDec-14https://app.box.com/s/9b4m7e4fzv16mgwawy74
Walk In The AfterlightJan-15https://app.box.com/s/dih9chvpedvyb4fmqfy8
This Morning We Are AstronautsJan-15https://app.box.com/s/rnf45spf9qjc945kgtwmh15uesi3q111
They’re Still Cooler Than YouFeb-15https://app.box.com/s/itnfyuscru2b8eqrp8o2ws0upvckx58u
Through the SkylightFeb-15https://app.box.com/s/8pcbuqnrwv55ruachokjzubvdytnpv02
They Look At UsMar-15https://app.box.com/s/zfde0g9nuby91r390kow8toehvrd00du
Take Away An ImpressionMar-15https://app.box.com/s/y696jpzk56bge11nes6t4duyl7wzm1vi
The First Song of SpringApr-15https://app.box.com/s/dqmlif3dzn5hafxxngaux0ld92jvyato
Shadow and ShapeMay-15https://app.box.com/s/434tfwxy8h6cr685l2v220mje5901c1o
There Are TwoMay-15https://app.box.com/s/duw00u40dzl8i3baukpb9cdsy33uxo0s
Impossible LoveJul-15https://app.box.com/s/grog80hw4wlcdr7lj03402c7u28dy97i
Fake BeachAug-15https://app.box.com/s/ii8faphnkyfyq6pboiset2r9up9hckt3
September SkiesSep-15https://app.box.com/s/oendxglmy9f6uyqjh2ocly7r3z42e3wo
No MemorySep-15https://app.box.com/s/iw14v4c3zvpu7ercyqlespe3vawzrbg0
Things I HoldOct-15https://app.box.com/s/68q2sd288blcmosfyu3smfnnv1sh0edr
Just DriftingOct-15https://app.box.com/s/wiocbqtnsr5fbnjcw61k57bi1bc7qv58
Abstract ObjectsNov-15https://app.box.com/s/z08wge07wzel3wf5ga32a1h8nmpmb8ey
A Shot In The DarkDec-15https://app.box.com/s/m2gxc3p01pfs5oemi7adjzaxa80h7lbk
Depth of FieldDec-15https://app.box.com/s/tl9bq1yoho3h2mmk03rwi8qhirknijyi
Feathers and DreamsJan-16https://app.box.com/s/m7q0ttim3t18jdb8euf2hivh7s43nitt
How To Recognise A Work Of ArtJan-16https://app.box.com/s/sclqud58u7vdimynfxv8rto6qti6v6pn
Play it as it laysFeb-16https://app.box.com/s/ow4y9feydjlc85ykvhw4u304sx1gtwb5
Metal and ShellsFeb-16https://app.box.com/s/iab5oroxru3yhi2tm4pufrgdamc1jup3
My Only FriendMar-16https://app.box.com/s/j9hbipzuhdvqkl0rem3ble8hy30fb9fz
Dial ToneMar-16https://app.box.com/s/c2hkby05obo1g2mug267ofiht1qq6f0p
Just a MemoryApr-16https://app.box.com/s/9evjvpdqdkkojiq4iqj0cy9j5qucrnbd
How It FeelsApr-16https://app.box.com/s/f7j1gqf0wpo66f1qx9q79isq8ysmzty6
Lying in the SunMay-16https://app.box.com/s/4bfsjfj42l4bgiy9c1tl2l7198a9el7d
Fedback On A Concrete WallMay-16https://app.box.com/s/ozk34givm5kwd6nb9h6ol5vd21odvxx6
Yesterday WasJun-16https://app.box.com/s/h4zq3mqg3fiw9najvsk0u6vp90bx2oiu
Black heartsJun-16https://app.box.com/s/iigamn4gtbkharpoz2knf9sebjh5u11d
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Unpop 166Oct-18https://app.box.com/s/ienvn5vck2fh45kaapoukf7axsm7mz2v
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Unpop 169 – Advent 2018Dec-18https://app.box.com/s/5zt0j2hc4n3jammpua5uhidodp74ik34
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Unpop 174 – At The EdgeApr-19https://app.box.com/s/42eoaait0obsfg2whkjjjuyj6akb77uf
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Unpop 180 Oct-19https://app.box.com/s/q5ty5et1jqf2ul5ury6tf674uz43hmpw
Unpop 181-1 – I Set My Face To The HillsideOct-19https://app.box.com/s/bkid9m69i6r1cyrvkh8aechd4zuzh20h
Unpop 181-2 – Bright Side Of The Hillhttps://app.box.com/s/eguw7z9g6f2ffvwb5wmgawhidgpgzyaf
Unpop 181-3 – We Sat On The Hillhttps://app.box.com/s/yjiehvpqvhlaylnphtieo5cg8o3owalf
Unpop 181-4 – High On A Hillhttps://app.box.com/s/sa6ugui8q5o70g2lh05uuucahdlyzq62
Unpop 181-5 – Up The Hill Backwardshttps://app.box.com/s/404wlxbfmfqj1o7ts53bglifgwxwca7t
Unpop 182Nov-19https://app.box.com/s/du52h8dkhpzbx58js48dtmynmekfvr2x
Unpop 183Dec-19https://app.box.com/s/ygn1nm2ho7dtencx0tmm39911j58410h
Unpop 184 – Unpopular Advent 2019Dec-19https://app.box.com/s/pp92nmbaqrqq1smz03rib1uu8fov9tc4
Unpop 185Jan-20https://app.box.com/s/nqnlb2iieshzwu3nvcbq6ey3cgjc1h5f

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It’s not sad

Nocturne – Landshipping (digital single. Bandcamp)
Crank Resolutions – Meursault (from ‘All Creatures Will Make Merry’ LP. Bandcamp)
New Dawn – Withered Hand (from ‘Ten Years’ EP. Bandcamp)
Catch – Dana Gavanski (from 7″ single. Bandcamp)
Lucid I Would Dream – Miranda Lee Richards (from ‘Existential Dream’ LP. Bandcamp)
Two States – The S-Bends (from ‘Nothing Feels Natural To Me’ LP. Bandcamp)
Her Father’s Son – East Village (from ‘Hotrod Hotel’ LP. Bandcamp)
Heavy Blue – The Hanging Stars (digital single. Bandcamp)
Set Me Up Boys – Teeniest (digital single. Bandcamp)
You and Your Sister – sparkle*jets u.k. (from 7″ single. Bandcamp)
He Will Always Come Back – Chaos Chaos (from ‘Withershins’ LP reissue. YouTube)
Lilac – Porridge Radio (digital single. Bandcamp)
Roles Reversed – The Electric Soft Parade (from ‘Stages’ LP. Bandcamp)
No Rock Save In Roll – Cornershop (digital single YouTube)
Hard Times (feat. John Grant) – Whyte Horses (from ‘Hard Times‘ LP)
The Kids Are Having None of It – Frazey Ford (digital single. YouTube)
Shadows Break – Mega Bog (from ‘Dolphine’ LP. Bandcamp)
Chi Mi Bhuam – Burd Ellen (digital single. Bandcamp)
Thicket – Mark Tranmer (from ‘Further Woodland’ LP. Bandcamp)
Afterwards – Josephine Wiggs (from ‘We Fall’ LP. Bandcamp)

It’s more than that

Partial playlist on Spotify

Full playlist on The Mixcloud