Full songs, best quality I could find. Closest to the actual order played I could figure out. (I was not there, second hand info can be wrong).
If you’d rather watch them on you tube I have made a handy playlist:
Catsongs II (Livia Deliberated)
Catsongs III (Livia Lives)
Alex Day - No Sacrifice (Tom helps a bit near the end)
Song For The Painfully Indie
Eyelashes ( Encore with Alex Day)
Tom Milsom’s new album, ‘Painfully Mainstream’, skips from genre to genre, briefly settling on pop, folk and rock, and skipping through subtler shades of music, from post-rock to antifolk, from gypsy-punk to all-out thrash metal, but held under control and pinned together with Milsom’s unforced, uniquely British vocal style.
The backbone of the album consists of four songs named after seasons, ‘Autumnsong’ being a nine-minute post-rock epic reminiscent of Mogwai or Explosions In The Sky, while ‘Wintersong’ is a Pink Floyd tinged closer to an album that ends almost impossibly differently to how it started.
The album title is clearly a joke, but subtler than you might imagine. Hidden amongst this unusual album are nuggets of instrumentation not out of place on many records you hear every day on the radio – it’s not the techniques Milsom uses that are unusual; it’s how he hangs them together that makes this record something completely unique. It’s as though, in his search for a fitting medium to express himself, he sets off on a journey through music and comes up with something at once like everyone else, and like nobody other than himself.
released 01 December 2009
tags: acoustic electronic experimental indie pop London
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Tom’s personal blogpost about it:
AN ALBUM! AN ALBUM!
Now guys, I don’t want to alarm you, but I’ve done something pretty freakin’ huge: