June 27th, 2011
It’s 11.11 p.m. and I just got home from Coldwater. The day started at 5 a.m, as I needed to look after the Orchard before chauffering David. So forgive me if I’m brief… but the short version is, today was off the hook! Alain Whyte had his first Coldwater experience, with Kerry Brown and Kevin Dippold, and Lukas Judge looked after everyone too.
Three songs in the bag:
1. The Orchard
2. String Song
3. By The Sea
‘The Orchard’ you know about, but not like this… it’s the BIG version, just a shimmering filigree of acoustic guitar over dreamy electric counter-melodies and chocolate bass, like Buddy Holly hanging with Love & Rockets and Mumford and Sons while picnicking on home-made spotted dick and Bird’s custard in the hanging gardens of Babylon…
‘String Song’, on the other hand, is five and a half minutes of post-punk edginess waiting on a street corner for a wrap of something seedier.
And ‘By The Sea’ you may know, as it’s a cover of the Suede London song of that name, but with a neo-Velvets tinged simplicity, avec beaucoup de strings, d’accord! (Or at least, it will be by the time I’ve finished with it)