A Quick Saturday Post – Fanfarlo and James Yuill

I’m one of those people who can’t just knock up a quick blog post in ten minutes. I need time. Usually a couple of weeks, which makes doing live reviews a bit of a bind, as there’s really not much point posting a review of a live gig three weeks after it happened and everyone’s forgotten about it (except on Songkick, of course).

So, today, I’m just going to post a couple of tunes. I know nothing much about either artist, except that I’ve listened to both tracks in the last few days and rather like them. Which is what music blogging should be about really, rather than some old bugger wittering on for 1000 words about one bloody song.

Indie Shuffle posted this track by James Yuill last week, and it popped up on Hype Machine getting all sorts of love. I love Hype Machine, as you can never really predict what people are going to love from one day to the next. In this case, they love a charming bit of folktronica (*shudder*). His album “Turning Down Water For Air” is out now (ok, it’s been out for about a year). Check out more at his MySpace page here.

James Yuill And The Periodic Table

Now Fanfarlo I knew absolutely nothing about, until they cropped up on a Word Magazine CD a few months ago which I’ve only just got round to listening to. “Fire Escape” uses that fantastic synth arpeggio sound that New Order and Grandaddy made not famous at all, and it’s busy earworming its way through my skull as I type this.

Fanfarlo, In A Barn

Again, check out their MySpace page, on which I found this great cover of Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s “A Minor Place”:

Both bands are on tours, to places possibly near you.

Oh, and a nice thing happened yesterday. A momentous occasion for Loft and Lost, which has now had over 50,000 page views since I started it back in January this year. I hope that you have enjoyed reading it as much as I have enjoyed writing it (which is a lot, in case you were wondering).

MP3: This Sweet Love by James Yuill

MP3: Fire Escape by Fanfarlo

Buy James Yuill’s “Turning Down Water for Air” (CD/MP3)

Buy Fanfarlo’s “Reservoir” (CD)

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  1. Glad to see you liked the James Yuill tunes!

    Fanfarlo (love them!) is touring with Freelance Whales, also a band worth watching. Take a listen and learn more: http://www.indieshuffle.com/?p=1095

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