New EP from Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences

We have long been fans of the wilfully idiosyncratic, often downright acidic, and always anti-commercial folk of Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences. They encompass a peculiarly British sense of observational humour, gleefully laced with healthy doses of irony, pathos and sarcasm in equal measure. Over the course of two albums and eight eclectic singles they have provided a wonderful, occasionally bizarre, but always original … Continue reading New EP from Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences

MM’s Best of the Month: August

Here is our usual round-up of the best songs we’ve posted in August together with a couple of our favourite covers and three new songs to tempt you. Another perfect mix tape we think. Black Angels – Telephone mp3 Gentler psych-pop approach from new album calling to mind classic era Zombies Dreamend – Magnesium Light mp3 Superb psych-folk from the loosely joined and hellish story … Continue reading MM’s Best of the Month: August

New from Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences

Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences play a wonderfully quirky brand of anti-folk that could only come from these fair shores. Their songs are constructed in a way that puts the minutiae of British ways and customs firmly under the microscope and then gleefully dissects them to expose their often ridiculous nature to all and sundry. And they do it so well by being masters … Continue reading New from Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences

British Freak-Folk Explosion (maybe)

Rather like London buses these three songs came to our attention all at once. While all are excellent in their own ways, they are also peculiarly British in lyrics and approach. This is not a negative comment, just an observation that we think it would be extremely unlikely to get anything close to these songs from anywhere else. While addressing different topics they all have … Continue reading British Freak-Folk Explosion (maybe)