Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Whole Country Is Full Of Lies

To round off this week we have not just a new Song of the Week, but an album recommendation too. Better Than Heavy by Mongrel.

I was introduced to this album by a guy I met on, and whilst it's not normally the sort of music I tend to indulge in, I've found myself listening to it more and more over the last few months.

Mongrel, formed in Sheffield last year, consist of a mix of musicians from the groups Reverend and the Makers, Babyshambles, Poisonous Poets and The Arctic Monkeys and have a distinct political tone to their lyrics. With their hip-hop indie rock sound, strong melodies and imposing messages about the good and the bad of the land we live in, they're definitely a concoction to look out for.

Probably my own personal favorite is the second song from the album, entitled Lies. Which makes its appearance as Song of the Week (No video I'm afraid, but please give it a listen to). Given the political manure that this country has spewed out from its stale stuffy innards recently, I find the lyrics incredibly apt...

"...I don't trust you anymore, or what you're saying".


arbyn said...

I can't wait to check them out!

The Author Of This said...

Robyn - Let me know what you think when you do!