Release date: 19th July 2010 (Fallen Swine)
Blind Atlas concoct a boozy stew of American alt-country with a classic northern English edge; taking inspiration from Tom Waits to Morrissey to map their trademark soulful melancholia and defining the territory where Americana meets Mancunia… Grizzled vocals and a heart-wrenching lyric sheet… think Ryan Adams fronting The Black Keys, or perhaps Fleet Foxes with a Led Zeppelin fixation; and clearly all designed to soundtrack long, whisky-addled nights of anguished soul-searching. ‘Take a While’ and ‘Best Day of My Life’ were recorded and produced by Christian and Nicky Madden of The Earlies.
Oh and here’s the video too…
8th November 09
Fresh from supporting local superstars Muse in Teignmouth, the double A-side follow up to the Devon via New Jersey 20 year old’s debut single She’s Got You takes us into new territory. You Got Your Head is a more up-tempo offering perfectly showcasing Cosmo’s precocious musicality and his winning way with words in a brilliantly twisted yet perfect pop three-minuter. Problems takes us into darker territory with searingly astute lyrical content balancing against a ‘f*ck you’ chorus. The Wall of Sound signing is also embarking on a UK Tour during October and November, so now’s the time to catch him live.
Listen to You Got Your Head: