November 27th, 2008
I only came across James Yuill on Monday and I’m already hooked on his album Turning Down Water For Air as if it’s the only album on my iPod, instead of one of thousands.
While I’m falling deeply in love with the album, it’s kinda put a dent in my already completed “albums of 2008″ list, cause now I need to jam it in there somewhere. I had a hard time deciding which of James’ songs to pick as an earworm, cause they’re all so different. So I’ll say this: if you want to be introduced to James’ romantic side, check out This Sweet Love. And if you want to strut and dance your ass off, definitely listen to No Pins Allowed, and if you want a sweet, heartfelt poptastic lovesong in the vein of The Postal Service’s The District Sleeps Tonight, listen to Left-Handed Girl. Listen to all three tracks on James’ MySpace page.
The 27 year-old from Eastbourne, England has been branded “folktronica” for his swift fusion of the two genres on the album’s twelve tracks, but really, it’s sufficient to just label it amazingly listenable stuff.Tweet