Planet Earth

Live Review: Stars of Sunday League EP Launch @ The Luminaire, London

The folkstars were out in force on Monday night for the Stars of Sunday League’s launch of EP ‘The Boy’s Got Prospects’.

First up were I Said Yes, who came from all over the UK to play just two tracks. FFS has been looking forward to hearing them for some time. And – despite having to switch around parts thanks to a singer with no voice – they didn’t disappoint. I Said Yes play lovely and rousing folk pop with accordion and violin.

No show for Emmy as Stars of Sunday League launch EP

Emmy the Great’s much hinted at appearance at The Stars of Sunday League EP launch show last night was not to be.

Stars of Sunday League’s Euan Robinson put on the show in conjunction with Platforms to launch his debut EP The Boy’s Got Prospects. And he used his contacts to create a stellar line-up of big names and new finds. Euan said on the night: “I asked a lot of bands that I like, but I had no idea so many would say yes.”

Single Review: Planet Earth – Bergman Movies

Planet Earth – the musical equivalent of cider, wooly jumpers and sheep farming – are twee beyond belief and I love it.

‘Bergman Movies’ is a typical Planet Earth song: devastatingly simple, using a very basic chord sequence with a gentle layering of instruments. The lyrics are neither tired and hackneyed, nor pretentious and aloof, but comfortingly delightful and homely.

Planet Earth

Planet Earth: Describes his music as ‘Folk/Melodramatic Popular Song’, and has been spotted supporting Noah and the Whale. Influences: Musicals, Bob Dylan, Magnetic Fields, Velvet Underground, Yo La Tengo, Red Hunter (a.k.a. Peter and the Wolf), Mountain Goats, Herman Dune,…