Saturday, 5 November 2011
New Music - Countryside Beggars on Horseback
I picked up this band from a post on the wonderful Sunset over Slawit blog. The post was about a new singer who records under the name The Countryside. What got my initial interest is that the singer, Graeme Slattery is a former guitarist with the Devlins , another bigger than the beatles contender, but that is for another post.
The second thing was that he mentions is that Graeme counts as his influences , Blue Nile , Aztec Camera and Prefab Sprout, anyone of which would have had me following the link pronto.
After listening to a couple of tracks I downloaded the lp Beggars on Horseback. It is full of of mellow melody reflective of the fact the lp is influenced by the singers move from a life in the city to living in a converted stable in the heart of the country
You can listen to the lp on soundcloud here. Give it a full listen because this is one of those lps where the overall mood is stronger than any individual song. Just right for a come down after the giddy thrills of bonfire night!
You can buy the lp or individual tracks via Amazon here