Great two-female trade-off singing here, tight feel but with loads of menace… here’s what the flacks say about this band: ”
Hockeysmith are Annie & Georgie Hockeysmith, two sisters who spent most of the last year living and making music in a caravan on a farm in Falmouth, Cornwall. In need of more room to live and record the sisters recently traded the caravan for an old tour bus and now they count members of Hawkwind as neighbors on the farm.”
takes me back to my faves from the hardcore punk days. I always liked the sloppy crazy ones rather than the guys trying to go metal or funk.
“Woods’ brand of pop shamanism has undergone several gradual transformations over their past few albums, but on With Light And With Love, the tinkering reveals an expanded sonic palette that includes singing saw, heavier emphasis on percussion, and a saloon piano that sounds like it was rescued from a flooded basement. Distinct from both the stoned volk of their earliest recordings and the Kraut-y dalliances of more recent fare, With Light And With Love showcases a more sophisticated brand of contemporary drug music that owes more to Magical Mystery Tour than motorik. If you’ve ever thought of Woods as a pop group comprised of weirdos, or a weirdo band that happens to excel at playing pop songs almost in spite of itself, With Light And With Love provides a corrective in the form of songs that show these two elements as natural, inextricable bedfellows. Throughout the album, vocals are frequently emitted through Leslie speakers and guitars perform one-string ragas like Sandy Bull reared on shoegaze and skate videos. With Light And With Love is an album of deeply psychedelic, deeply satisfying songs for a new age of searchers, of Don Juan and Animal Chin alike.” – James Tot
Dylan: All four of us are into all the old Flying Nun stuff; that was an inspiration when we started writing. Stuff like The Clean, Tall Dwarves, The 3Ds, Look Blue Go Purple, The Bats etc… We’re also fans of newer bands such as Veronica Falls. We all listen to lots of different (read ‘Trap’) music though. All the genres!
Funny reminds me of Modest Mouse more than Flying Nun
I listened to the rest of the album but nothing stood out like this, the single.
I saved up all my pennies and I gave them to this special guy
When he had enough of them he bought himself a cherry pie
He gave me a dollar
A blood-soaked dollar
I cannot get the spot out but
It’s okay it still works in the store
Oh Cloud Cult, could have sung a better song?
The Ghost Inside Our House
We saw a ghost inside our house, or was it wishful thinking? Oh, God, don’t leave us by ourselves, or we’re bound to take up drinking. I said, “Please send us a miracle, so I know that there is meaning.” You said, “I think that it’s a miracle just to be breathing. So live on, baby live on. Live on, baby, live on.”
Packed up my clothes in a grocery bag, I’m going to find the creator…An old man in the clouds or a happy little alien. Whoever it is, I need to thank her. And even though I don’t know God, I’m happy with the mystery. And I’m certain that I feel it every time that you sing to me… Songs, you say life is like a song…Songs… hummable songs.
I watched you sleep until 5am, cuz I wanna be part of your dreamin’. Oh, Love, don’t leave me by myself, or I’m bound to lose my meaning. We’ll start a little family and call it our religion…Hunt for ghost inside our house, cuz we’ll never give up wishin’ that we live on, babe, we live on.In our song, our hummable song.
Black Lips: “Some people pay their dues, but we overpaid ours.”
They sound like it…
sweeeet do-over - keeps the funk but gives it some depth and mood
where is your courage?