2008, 6 song EP from the UK. "7 out of 10. We hear strains of The Lilac Time/Stephen Duffy, The Zombies, The High Llamas, The Divine Comedy and The Kinks are here. "Davies, Wilson and McCartney spring to mind, but it`s in the more subtle moments that the Brigadier comes into his own, with a distinctly modern view of British city life. Buy this now; cult status or major label stardom beckon, but it starts here, in the bath."-Beat Happening.
"Rhymes for Rainy Days" is group of reflective and fun songs about Autumn. Opening with "To go on Holiday" it combines a 10cc sense of jovial cheer to the rhythmic synths, where he wants to "...get away from all the British people." It provides some autumn chuckles. "Guy Fawkes" is whimsical instrumental that leads us to the somber "The Same Old Sunday," sung in a near whisper. The very pastoral imagery and cool vocal of "What happened to Autumn?" combines the provincial XTC sound with Lou Reed`s "Wild Side." The other songs are quiet reflections ("No One`s Ever Here") and don`t have as much punch, but are highly compelling to listen to."-PowerPopAHolic.
"Fall is my favorite time of year, and giving me one more reason to celebrate it is this Autumn-inspired EP which offers a retro pop feast for our ears. This is most noticeable on the lead off track, `To Go On Holiday`, my instant favorite on the EP. The subtle disco beat underneath the classic oohs and aahs in the harmonies gives this track an extra boost that makes you nod and tap your foot right along.Fans of The Brigadier won`t want to miss this one. He continues to evolve as a songwriter and performer, and this EP serves as a continuing reminder of his style of 60s and 70s-influenced pop with a modern twist." - Bill`s Music Review. All of The BrigadierÃ�ï¿½Ã�ï¿½Ã�Â¯Ã�Â¿Ã�Â½Ã�ï¿½Ã�Â¯Ã�ï¿½Ã�Â¿Ã�ï¿½Ã�Â½s releases are recommended and this new 6 song EP is no exception!
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