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The room is spellbound- hypnotised by the voice. A voice of resonant, cracked beauty and deep warmth, a voice that sounds like a thousand bars, lots of strange adventure and an endless nicotine stained road of decibel and desire. A lived in voice full of life's details, a voice that drips the blues elixir of the good stuff as it drapes itself around the songs with a lugubrious dark beauty all of its own.
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We heard some other stuff they had done like their Gun Club cover and thought was amazing but when we heard 'Brown Eyes' we were totally blown away. It's a stunning, timeless, gorgeous melody and could have been a hit in any of the last 5 decades and is a song of stunning heartbreak and introspection that could also be sung on any terrace. A perfect, perfect song from the best band in Manchester right now.
Progress is a strange thing- it seems to always to favour the few and we know who they are. favourite landmarks and popular people's places are bulldozed down and no-one ever seem to get asked what they think- it seems like the modern city is like capitalism itself- all in favour of a few.
Willowman festival announce great bill (Bunnymen/Hooky and many others)