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SWIT YouTube Playlist Week 41
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Our record of the week is “Shelter For The Broken” by UTO.
I’ve listened to these songs over and over since the ep was released a few days ago, I’ve absorbed them, they are part of me now. I’m in a loop. I have posted the first two singles from UTO on SWIT previously – “The Beast” and “That Itch”, distinctive, quirky, sensuous and humourous pop songs, two of the best tunes of 2017. Now, here is their debut EP “Shelter For THe Broken” and it crackles with electricity, it’s a testament to the chemistry between Neysa Barnett and Emile Larroche. It’s five quite brilliant compositions, showing the duo flexing their creative muscles, adding diversity, experimentation, weirdness, and panache. These kids have moxie.
“(The) No Song” is a spoken word eulogy to the other, to the philosophy of nothing, to the things that are not there and the people that you are not. A call into the void. The void never answers. Wrap yourself then in the warm embrace of “Play House” – insanely catchy, a sacred promise of protection, asking nothing in return. The chorus is a wholly unexpected calypso delight, it makes you smile. The record closed with the altogether darker, schizophrenic “The Hideaways”, all distorted sounds, suggestions of places that may or may not be real, places you probably don’t want to be. We’re inside the tower and all the doors are locked. This is a record painted in bright, beautiful colours, listen and you’ll fall in love.
“Originally we just wanted to make a live video to give a better sense of what the Michael P Cullen live experience entailed. But having gone to the trouble of recording the audio in high fidelity we realised while we were editing the video that it would stand up pretty well as a record. I actually prefer most of the live versions to the original recordings.”
Yes, our interview of the week is with the talented and thoughtful Michael P. Cullen! His latest disc “Live At Lazybones” is lacerating my lemons.
Speaking of Lemons…..
The Mighty Lemon Drops-Happy Head-Live