Wednesday, October 6


. Wednesday, October 6

When I first heard James Friley, aka Idiot Glee I thought "Another Grizzly Bear rip-off" and ignored the double A-Side single I was sent. It wasn't until a chance encounter with Glee's cover of the classic 'Ain't No Sunshine' that I realised my error and subsequently dived head first into his back catalogue. With a sound indebted to doo-wop and desolate heatrbreak, Friley bends his wonky vocals around a songbook of modern classics which ramble around at a pace slower than a stroll. The magic lies in their confidence as a one man barbershop quartet melts away your stress. Having releases the 'All Packed Up' single on Moshi Moshi, Idiot Glee will be back in the UK in November. Most exciting of his dates looks like the Nov 23rd show at White Heat with Cloud Nothings though he has many other London (only, sorry) shows booked which you can check out on Myspace.

Here is the aforementioned double a-side to stream and then below, grab the essential Bill Withers cover via the increasingly great The Line Of Best Fit.

MP3: Idiot Glee - Ain't No Sunshine


IG said...

Manchester, too, now!

Post a Comment