A (quite rightly) forgotten Belgian band recording c.2003 - some nice lines though ‘Sun Summer long and waves of wine’
'The Invisible Ray' - pride of place on our final album and now included, of course, on our 'Greatest Bits'
Years of writing songs and enjoying immense international indifference - all the fault of that madman on the hill…no?
“The title-track, fittingly, takes every aspect shown by the album’s other songs and combines them, perhaps giving a perfect snapshot of where the band were at during the time of recording. It’s another fine track on a record which doesn’t really have any low points whatsoever” Sound Of Confusion
“I don’t know if already knowing the background story to this being the last album influenced my perception of the track ‘The Invisible Ray’ but it has a rueful feel to it and seems to sum up the passing of The Low Countries” Ralph’s Life
‘The Invisible Ray contains eleven eclectic and melodious tunes covering the gamut of human emotions: Sci-fi paranoia, Tony Hancock’s demons, prescription pills, Inspector Morse & A&R people, some right chumps…they’re all in there.
Catch them before they disappear.’
'I bet when you're dead your songs will become famous' - help us prove our kids wrong or die trying.
‘Hoor Je Mij?' from 'A Prize Every Time - The Greatest Bits’
‘Ontroerend mooi…een “stranger” beseft beter hoe mooi “vlaanderen” kan zijn of zou moeten zijn’
'…een bloedmooi, Nederlandstalig liedje.
Te beluisteren en ervan te houden’
'Echt mooi om even bij stil te staan'
'Een fraai lied…een Engelse zanger die in 't Vlaams zingt.
5th October from 9pm at the Three Mariners, Lancaster. We’ll be helping local troubadour Ewan Scarlett celebrate his birthday by singing a few of his fantastic songs.
12th October at 8.30pm, Gregson Centre, Lancaster. Part of ‘Folk at the Gregson’ - a subsidiary of Lancaster Music Festival 2014. We’ll be strolling down ‘Sun Street’ once again so it should be special…
19th December, Spotlight Club, Storey Institute, Lancaster from 8pm. We’ll be headlining this Christmas edition of the always entertaining Spotlight and performing with the full band (see photo).
Hope to see you sometime!
A very old song, one of the first I wrote. I still like it *sigh*.
Now included on ‘released - the lost songs’
Spotlight May 2014 - we’re playing there again on the 19th of December and again with the full band. Maybe the choir, who knows?
Cosmic thanks to Mark Whitby for spinning our Brian Cox and his lovely locks on his Dandelion Radio show last week.
He called A Prize Every Time - The Greatest Bits ‘essential' - and it is so it is. Wrap your ears around his show via Mixcloud!
Good copy: '…literate, clever music that makes Belle and Sebastian look like a bunch of thugs'