Nadine Shah – Stealing Cars (2015)
out of the blue, i strike again putting fear into the hearts of lazy, procrastinating wannabe’s the globe over…
or something like this…this moody little number from Tyneside songstress Nadine Shah is already two years vintage but insinuates itself into the old brain memory room in quite a magnificent way, subtle hints weaving in and out, colours change from autumn to winter then back again; imperceptible changes in colour mood texture, subtle aftertaste remains.
elbow – gentle storm (2017)
godley & creme – cry (1985)
hypnotic, effortlessly lovely tune from the manchester veterans, perennially under-rated. there are few bands doing what they do, making accessible yet somewhat experimental, artfully crafted songs for grown-ups that detail and elevate the ordinary life. but i could be wrong. one can lose critical perspective when wrapped up in wonder. Incidentally,this video is directed by Kevin Godley -formerly of 10CC and more pertinently Godley & Creme, whose 1985 video ‘Cry’ is here recreated by Godley at Elbow singer guy garveys behest.