Monday, 26 January 2009

New Year

The dawn of a new year usually brings with it the hope that the coming 365 days will bring success and happiness. This year we've even had the inauguration of America's first black president, giving many individuals 'hope', which, putting my overbearing cynicism aside (I believe Obama is calling for extra troops in Afghanistan), I'm only too happy to buy into.

Unfortunately, the signs that my year will develop into something half-decent are not encouraging, hence the omission of any post lately. First, my ipod decides to go on the blink (I'm sure those things are built to last no longer that 18 months). Then I go and drop my N95 in the toilet (don't ask) and am now left with the most basic of phones and an addiction to Snake. To top it all of, my car, my beloved '92 Micra, gave up the day after I got it back from the garage where I'd just had its breaks fixed.

To my aid came Swedish duo, The Sound Of Arrows, whom delivered music's answer to Prozac via their track, M.A.G.I.C.. This peppy numbers opening gambit is to sing what must surly be the most encouraging lines of the year: 'Yesterday I had the longest dream/That the world was endless with possibilities'. That coupled with the optimistic melody of a chorus that sounds like it's been written for the Disney Channel, sung by kids, makes this tune a genuine underground pop classic.

TSOA are set to release their new record MAGIC on 28TH of this month through Labrador Records.

MP3: The Sound Of Arrows - M.A.G.I.C. DOWNLOAD