Sunday 3 April 2011

Loneliness stamped out

There are certain songs that define a time in certain time in your life. I can think of hundreds of examples from my thirty-seven years on earth, but I won't bore you with all that. Instead I will be tiresome about just how much 'Record Shop' by Help Stamp Out Loneliness means to me at the moment.

Funnily enough, WIAIWYA have just released this song as a free download single. And you should do thatv downloading thing immediately. 'Record Shop' has been the song of my life just lately; forever on repeat on ye olde em pee free player, as I walk hither and thither through dark mornings and even darker days, towards a few darks nights. I'm being dramatic for effect.

It's a romper stomper of a song; blustering pop with a sad twinge, and, just when I've felt listening to some stuff that hasn't seemingly been recorded in a shed with a dusty dog twiddling the knobs (so to speak), then 'Record Shop' sounds lush, warming, and like it could probably be your best friend in the entire world for a few weeks. Which it has. It's these sort of things you never really forget, isn't it?

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