Track Of The Day – Golden Fable – “Always Golden”


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We have, we freely admit, used the term “folktronic” on a number of occasions and doubtless will do so again, but really, it’s so widely used and often without thought or rationalisation that its a term that’s almost lost its meaning. So from today we are banning the word on this blog.

Unfortunately when our ears were set a quiver by the majestic, lush, swoon-some beauty of  ” Always Golden” By Golden Fable , that vexatious phrase, “folktronic” danced once more across our mind like some sort of capricious nymph. But we grabbed it, we pinned it to the floor and in no uncertain terms roared (rather like Brian Glover in “American Werewolf”) –  “THAT’S ENOUGH!!”

And so instead of glibly labelling this beautiful song “folktronic” we’d prefer to look on it as a glittering, ethereal jewel, an aural map of the human heart if you will,  in which Rebecca’s celestial vocals seem to embrace your very soul in a way very few singers can manage.

Golden Fable are Tim McIver and Rebecca Palin formerly of  multi-instrumental cult group “Tim and Sam’s Tim and the Sam Band” they have already recorded an LP that is ready for release in this year and on the evidence of their soundcloud tracks it promises to be something very special indeed.

Also check out their lovely version of the Manics classic “Motorcycle Emptiness” too!


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Written and Recorded by Tim McIver and Rebecca Palin
Mixed by Rhys Roberts
Released on Full of Joy Records 5th March 2012

NB.  “Folktronic?” – I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it all right. So! It’s all forgotten now, and let’s hear no more about it…so, that’s a rum and folk a gin and tronic and …

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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