16 Sugar and Spite by Unkle Bob 2006
From now on the 80s are going to dominate , mainly as I struggle to find stuff that has the same emotional punch as the stuff so closely linked to memories and "first times". However every now and then something comes along out of the blue.
Linked to the last post in that the debut lp was partly produced by Saul Davies of James.
First of all came the melt in the mouth single
I'm not sure if it was the longing in "wish you were mine" or the ache in "say that you want me" or the sweet harmony backing vocals or the acoustic strum , or the catchy middle 8 but it had me hooked and became one of those songs that I just kept hitting repeat on.
The rest of the lp sticks to this template
The same combination of close harmonies and sweeping melodies means that the lp is crammed with should have been singles let alone should have been hits
Too Many People - Unkle Bob
Among the catchy songs are ballads that hide an emotional punch in the sweet vocals.
You can get the best debut lp for a long time here
The second lp was a little harder in sound but another cracker. The band have split up but lead singer and song writer has recently started to record again using the Unkle Bob name - you can get 4 excellent new tracks here