PATCH WILLIAM

30 November 2009

I have been enjoying “The Last Bus” by Patch William a lot recently. I came across them via the BBC website (www.bbc.co.uk/music/introducing/artists/patchwilliam/), but I had some trouble embedding the video here (so I reverted to YouTube yet again):

[embedded video from BBC/YouTube of The Last Bus]:

“The last Bus” starts out all St. Vincent, but it changes as soon as you hear the very English vocal.  The track builds nicely, it works it’s magic not unlike  Grizzly Bear or St Vincent, but without their sadness or edginess, the interesting arrangements, acoustic and electric, folk and rock, lush strings — it’s all there, but with Patch William it’s warm and comfortable and easy listening, relaxing and like a well-known breakfast cereal, by the end you have to have another listen; they’re ludicrously tasty!

The Patch William LP is due out this month, and it’s meant to be super — we shall see.

[embedded video from BBC/YouTube of Morning cars]:

Morning Cars is plugged-in.  It has elements of soft punk at times, some interesting timeshifts, dynamics, and even touches of Deacon Blue or Prefab Sprout (maybe because of the girl vocal part). To me, they always seem to start off a song sounding young and mature as they go along! It is nice to see indie still alive and kickin’ — and it’s great to see the yanks getting some competition.

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