Keefy’s mashed up reviews – Eels, The Zolas & Early Cartographers

The Early Cartographers kick off The Wolf Chorus EP with ‘In the Old Days’ which has a lovely familiar feel and sits as comfortable as your favourite overcoat. The immediate sense is of thoughtful song construction and purpose. There are some heartfelt vocals yearning for times past. And a nice trumpet. ‘Counterfeits’ however has a slightly more ‘wolfish‘( sorry) feel despite a jaunty banjo and … Continue reading Keefy’s mashed up reviews – Eels, The Zolas & Early Cartographers

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Tramlines 2012 – Guest review #2

Tramlines Festival 2012: Saturday 21st July

Saturday at Tramlines is always the main event and the day you can pack more into (not being at work and all). As the sun finally appeared, I made my way to the band stand in Weston Park to catch The Early Cartographers who, with their expansive line-up and multi-instrumental nature, were a good fit for a lunchtime slot on a sunny Saturday. They do have a dark side though, blinding several small children in ugly sweet-throwing scenes (joking, of course).  Continue reading “Tramlines 2012 – Guest review #2”