Album Is Dead # 2 - Stokie Local 'Aspidistra FX'
Posted on 22nd February 2021
Wrap your ears around this wonderful debut double-album from ex-Habitats front-man Mike Lawford. Influences from Blondie, Bowie, Bolan, Badly Drawn Boy and that's just the B's. There is also Grace Jones, Talking Heads, Prince the list goes on. Fully-fledged indie-pop songs like 'Way Of The Dragon' sit alongside the Studio 54 disco of 'Small Talk' while 'Under The Cosh' is vintage Strokes, all interspersed with musical sketches, musings, poetry and 80's beats and bleeps in this musical smorgasbod that delights at every twist and turn. It's the sound of someone having fun making an album that they want to make and no idea outstays it's welcome which makes you want more. The overall effect is of something very pure. Hooky, bedroom pop at its finest. Listen to a full playback everyday this week at 2:30. The album is dead? No way hose...