Toledo ‘Crane Song’
NAAAAAAANSIVENYAAAH MABAKITHIBABAAA. That’s right. I’m going to see the Lion King. I’m so excited, I’ve been lifting my poor elderly cat aloft by the armpits and howling the opening bars of ‘Circle Of Life’ at my long suffering boyfriend since he gave me the tickets a couple of days ago. I’ve actually got a lot to look forward to in the next couple of months, not least Wild Beasts in February for their last EVER show. Looking forward to it probably isn’t the best way to describe how I feel about it, seeing as I am still pretty devastated that my favourite UK band are breaking up – I may not have been particularly enamoured by their latest album, but they have been an absolute constant in my life since I was taking my GCSE’s, guiding me through turbulent teenage relationships, moving away from home, starting uni…I’ve listened to them whilst writing essays, after I quit my shitty job at B&Q, crying into my pillow, and I’ve sung along at the top of my lungs whilst doing the washing up. As sad as I am about it, I’ve got no doubt that this final gig will be the greatest ever, and I’ve already seen them three times. Anyway right now I’m listening to ‘Crane Song‘ from indie/folk band TOLEDO, and I can’t get enough. Deeply melodic folk vocals are supported by gently picked guitar, but this is anything but your standard indie folk song as burnishing cymbals and dark choral harmonies give way to upbeat percussion and slacker rock guitar riffs. Full of surprises this one. Enjoy.