Track Of The Day – Lewis Idle – ‘Hair And Perfume’

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Well to be honest we don’t know much about Lewis Idle, there seems to be a paucity of information on-line other than a brief introduction on  soundcloud. He’s described as ” a balladeer of uncertain origins who specializes in tales of love, heartbreak and death.” Today’s track of the day –  ‘Hair And Perfume’ his first for Trashmouth Records is, we are informed,  “a lo-fi pre Kennedy assassination Rock ‘n Roll number telling a tale of obsession, frustration, love and cosmetics…”

Its fucking tremendous, fusing an early Bowie/Ronson glam sensibility with the smeared glitter grime of the New York Dolls and the laconic cool of the Velvets.

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all round good guy at the VPME.com. Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr whilst contriving to make Paul Robeson sound like wee Jimmy Krankie. Currently new music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net. Words have appeared in or on The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times etc ... Nice beard too. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography

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