Why Bonnie ‘Made Of Paper’
A few months ago I wrote a blog post about my brand new pair of badass ball-crushing boots. Sadly, they are no longer new. So, un-new are they, that on my walk to Mornington Crescent underground (curse the escalator refurbishment at Camden Town – it makes my journey home 90 minutes as opposed to 60) they literally fell apart. The sole came away from the rest of the boot leaving me limping up and down the high street in search of a speedy fix. I settled on Sports Direct (other shoe shops are available) and bought the shittiest shoes on the planet – a pair of black slip ons, two sizes too small, for the princely sum of £3.50. RIP ball-crushing boots, you will be sorely missed. You gave me a swagger and warmth-of-foot that I fear will never be replaced by any boot, sandal, or sneaker. Footwear that is warm, practical, stylish, and goes with anything from combat trousers to a frilly dress are woefully hard to find. I’ve recently invested in a pair of mustard yellow satin slippers which I doubt will offer the same levels of flexibility, yet they will go some way towards numbing the pain (and numbing my sore toes after being squished into size 5 shoes – yeah I have big feet, deal with it). In an attempt to cheer myself up, I’m listening to yet another Sports Day Records artist (I swear I’m not stalking you guys, I just dig ya stuff), Why Bonnie and their new single ‘Made Of Paper‘. Dreamy bedroom pop guitars and decadent harmonies are nudged along by mile a minute drum fills and grungey chord progressions. Indie-tastic and almost unbearably likeable, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this one as much as I am right now. Enjoy.