Monday, 14 November 2011
but what will you be and when
Guess what? Craigslist isn't just a way for dirty old men to get their kicks. It also helped in the formation of Freelance Whales, which means a return to the more traditional indie this Monday. I was originally going to pick Hannah as This Week's Song, but The Great Estates puts forward the more mellow mood I'm trying to hold onto at the moment. This is music to lie in a rowing boat, or snooze in the grass to or, if you're me, music to de-stress to after risking life and limb by going to a house party in Saint Denis, Paris' answer to the recent London riots. Of the many people I saw hanging out casually in the street, I would say about 80 percent of them were probably doing something illicit or illegal. Hooray for Paris suburbs.
Freelance Whales remind me a lot of Delays, another band I feel is incredible, and yet massively underrated, except on this blog, where I mention them all the time. Maybe a smidge of Young The Giant, a dreamy Noah And The Whale and a mellowed out The Naked and Famous too. Definitely a Skins soundtrack in the making.