Some nostalgic thoughts from Liverpool last week. If you’re ever up in the ‘Pool, a trip across the Mersey to Birkenhead is an adventure. It’s the rough end of Merseyside. ‘Two To Birkenhead’ is off On West Kirby County Primary, Bill Ryder-Jones’s third studio album since leaving The Coral. The singer asks to be taken somewhere he’s not likely to forget. Indeed; my memories are of 8 year olds in trackies asking students for cash. While the lyrics make me smile, the sound is a very pleasing distraction, channeling Pavement to great effect. Have a great week.