Crossing The Pond: A Grave With No Name + Lull + Milk Disco

Much great music is made on the other side of the Atlantic. Here your hostess indulges her love of all things Brit to bring you some songs you should be listening to from the British Isles.

The first time I listened to "When I Pass Through Here," I got goosebumps. It's a sensation that hasn't gone away. A Grave With No Name (AKA Alexander Shields) crafts a beautifully haunted, absolutely riveting sound that inhabits a special plane of eerie, eccentric folk rock.      

Londoners Lull hit upon a certain sweet spot. "Sea Change" is a sludgy, bedraggled nugget that falls somewhere between shoegaze and good old US college radio rock, all circa the early part of the 1990s. It's all wonderfully muddy and wonderfully noisy, and makes me want more.    

With an honesty that's almost brutal, London's Milk Disco takes on the dancefloor with their stellar "Weekender." This glossy number shimmies with the best of them, but with the knowledge that underneath all that flash and luster lies darkness. Very highly recommended. 

[posted 11.26.17]


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