Track Of The Day -2 -The Android Angel – ‘Lie Back and Think of England’


The Android Angel is the musical alter ego of Paul Coltofeanu and is a project that is more rooted in reality than the surreal dream pop fantasy of his other musical project, the acclaimed Free Swim.  Ostensibly whimsical there’s a depth of feeling and wry melancholia when you scratch the surface of these seeming innocent melodic, reflective tunes, maybe none more so than on the title track of the forthcoming album ‘Lie Back and Think of England.‘  Featuring a beautiful guest vocal from Sarah Mahony and uncompromising lyrics such as ‘Lie back and think of England/I used to call her home/Till the News of the World hacked a missing schoolgirl’s telephone’ The Android Angel manages to convey disillusionment and regret with empathy, warmth and charm.

Sarah Mahony and Paul Coltofeanu

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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 Currently writing for U.S. Magazine and website Under The Radar. Andy been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Regular podcasts can be found on Mixcloud and Spotify. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. He's also been moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, and a former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has been published worldwide wide and appeared in the likes of The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War.

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