This week's monday moment comes from one of the bands that formed from the splintered Friends Again. The Bathers were the recording name for Chris Thomson and by the time this lp came out he had already produced lps that combined lyrics of high romanticism , a voice that was kind of a scottish Tom Waites and highly orchestral backing tracks.
The Kelvingrove Baby lp tones some of these elements down and had slightly more straightforward accessible songs. As a whole I think it is the best thing they have done.
My monday moment comes from the opening track a simple acoustic guitar ballad of regret. Every time I listen to it one lyric takes me back to the 18 months spent living in Glasgow
Just remind her I'm still here
Up on the west coast waiting
I wear the rain like tears
Thrive - The Bathers