Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Colin Clary – Every Little Thing Counts

The lead track off Colin’s latest album sums up the man in a nutshell. It’s naïve, sweet, hopeful, tender and a bundle of melodic cuteness. And it’s called Really Rooting For Ya (And It Could Be Awesome), which tells you everything you need to know. You Tell Me Now slows things down to a romantic sway, while I can imagine Cliff covering Katie in a rock n roll style. Colin’s version is much more laid back, and sounds great for it. Nothing outstays its welcome here, a whole bunch of songs are less than 2 minutes, and the whole album a mere 21. After the sumptuous pop of James William Hindle, Colin throws us a curveball with the discordant and industrial electro sounding Tick Tick. What’s more surprising is that this diversion is very good, for something out of his genre. Waving To A Girl On A Train twinkles by in just over a minute, Lipsynching Is Hard Work shrugs its shoulders and meanders along wearily and a great album finishes up with the jangling Velvets stuff of Phone Me, Phone Me.

Every Little Thing Counts is out now on Wee Pop! Records
Colin Clary's myspace is here

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