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Bill Ryder-Jones – There’s Something on Your Mind (2018)

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Bill Ryder-Jones latest sounds are more introspective than those that have previously featured on this blog. ‘There’s Something on Your Mind’ is the opening track off his latest album Yawn. It’s been 10 years since this scouser left The Coral and he continues to surprise. What initially sounds like a folk-pop track suddenly breaks out into the screeching guitar chords and feedback bleed from an indie shoegazer’s dream.

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The Coral – Dreaming Of You (2002)

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Today, The Coral continue to tour their new studio album Distance Inbetween. Back in 2002, the band released ‘Dreaming Of You’ as a show of their love for ’60s beatpop. Bill Ryder-Jones was still on the bus and turning out one of the great indie-solos midway through this classic slice of pop.

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Bill Ryder-Jones – Two To Birkenhead (2015)

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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.

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