The Fragile O’Hooley and Tidow 2011

imagesThrough the cold and snow the postman delivered a little bit of English sunshine through our door this week, the new album from the lovely O’Hooley and Tidow. In 2010 we were lucky enough to receive their album ‘Silent June’ to take us through the summer and now we have their new collection called ‘The Fragile’ to accompany us through the snow.

It’s a really beautiful English album. I know it probably isn’t very pc to say that but it just oozes Britishness, from their vocals to the piano to the subject matter, and I for one love that!

The Tallest Tree is almost a follow up to my friend Stevie’s song with The Beach Boys ‘Little Bird’ The wiseness of the bird  sung of with great glee, a wonderfully boyant catchy number!

Teardrop is a gem of an acapella number.
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Gentleman Jack stands out for me. As I listened to it for the first time I was immediately picturing Nan in her army outfit on the London Streets from ‘Tipping The Velvet’. I think their music and the works of Sarah Waters go rather hand in hand.

The highlight of the whole album I think is the beautiful harmonic moment in ‘Little Boy Blue’, being a lover of great harmony that bit does it for me!

If you haven’t checked out their music yet, you really must!  It really is like nothing else that’s out there at the moment, totally timeless music!

Thanks again ladies!

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The Fragile

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