The Blackbird - The Brandy Thieves

from the single The Blackbird (2016)

One of my favorite things to do in England is listen to the radio.  Stations here are much more engaged with their local music scenes than I typically find back home.  The story line is more likely about "the local band done good" than "the big show coming to town."

The other day I was driving from London to York and heard a Leicester station playing the first single by a hometown band named The Brandy Thieves.  It was the highlight of the drive.

The song was titled The Blackbird.  It is an uptempo folk song set to a great drum track, with brushes galloping on a tight snare, coupled with an excellent tuba bass line and overarching accordion.  Above this, soaring female vocals proclaim the song's central mantra:

Everywhere I go
There's a blackbird following me
Everywhere I go
There's a blackbird following me

What a great debut !!!  And how excellent is it to have local radio promoting it?

Click Here to listen to The Blackbird.

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