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I bought Tame Impala’s new double album, ‘Currents’, on vinyl from The Warehouse of all places! I was shocked to find they actually had four copies when I wasn’t expecting them to have it at all. It sounds fantastic, really enjoyable on vinyl. If you haven’t already, do give it a listen.
If you have been struggling to find new LPs, The Warehouse actually has a surprisingly good selection at a reasonable price, although be prepared to have a good rummage through their rather disorganised display to find the gems 😊
Kieran – Real Music Company Christchurch
The latest tune that I keep humming in my mind came quite by accident and from an unusual source. The artist or that the band is called Lèon and they appeared last month on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’. (Well actually, due to Covid-19, the acts usually perform live from their place of lock-down.)
The track that keeps bouncing in my head is called ‘Head and Heart on Fire.’ It starts off with acoustic guitar(s) and it immediately piqued my attention but I resisted the urge to watch the screen to see who was playing. I have found that in the past by doing that, it sometimes influenced my opinion of the song.
I listened further and the first few words from the female lead singer that made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up – that’s a good sign! The song is a wistful harking back at the moment you first set your eyes upon your first love. It’s a well-trodden theme that tugs on your heartstrings but when it’s done well, it is irresistible and you have to play it more and more.
The female singer that my imagination lead to was some Celtic woman of middling years, with a voice that had been honed on whiskey and a life well-lived. The intonations in her voice convinced me even more of the image I had in my head. I won’t do a spoiler – check out the aforementioned ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ on Youtube. Enjoy.
Palmer – Real Music Company Auckland