The Wild Swans - The Coldest Winter For A Hundred Years
Okay, not a download this one, but a link to where to get it as it's all new and shiny and deserves huge wads of cash thrown at it.
The Wild Swans are one of those bands that could have, should have...but didn't. They never quite captured the promise of that first single, and how could they? How do you follow something like *that*. But they tried, by gawd they tried. Came close a few times as well. And now we have a new album, twenty years or so after the last. And Paul Simpson nailed it, no longer tilting at windmills but slaying dragons and being home in time for tea.
I remember being very ill a few years back (I'm thankfully in rude health nowadays). The details aren't important but I was basically living in a (actual, large) cupboard and stricken mute. It was annoyingly serious and quite frankly I'd bottomed out. Saying that this band saved my life is possibly an exaggeration but they bloody well helped. Revolutionary Spirit gave me a kick up the arse that gave me my fight back. And fight I did. Saw them live last Friday, and it really was rather special. The Wild Swans....festoon them with riches.
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