PREVIEW:Francis Macdonald and Harry Pye - Sympathy for Jean-Luc Godard

PREVIEW:Francis Macdonald and Harry Pye – Sympathy for Jean-Luc Godard


There we were a review or so ago mentioning Spit n’ Polish and Shoeshine and who should rear up on our radar but Francis Macdonald – head honcho of said imprints and one time Teenage Fanclub and BMX Bandits sticks man.

This came our way via a face book message from Harry Pye who collaborates with Mr Macdonald on ‘Sympathy for Jean-Luc Goddard’ – a devilishly dainty slice of sunny soft pop that the likes of which these days trundle at alarming pace from out of celebrated sound houses such as Matinee and Elefant – the latter of whom we’ll be mentioning later at some point.

Kissed with a wistfulness that sits shyly somewhere between the Butterflies of Love and the Trembling Blues Stars, this lulling honey crusted nugget is caressed in a carefree flightiness shimmering and radiating feel good vibes throughout your listening space whilst speckled with a lazy eyed aura that’s subtly drizzled in an alluring 60’s toned Francophile pop aura.

The video incidentally features artwork by Macdonald and Pye that appeared along with other such musical luminaries as Beefheart, Byrne and Crumb as part of the ’This is our Art, This is our Music’ exhibition earlier this year. Plans for an album are currently being hatched…

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