Monday, 4 January 2010

Tokyo Trawler Recommendation #5 (07/01/10)

Artist: Jamie T
Tune: Sticks 'n' Stones
Record: Kings & Queens (2009)

It's lucky for you there's no dancefloor

A very British effort, this song gives as much of an insight* into everyday life in London in the 21st Century as The Clash's
London Calling did back in the Cold War shrouded* 1980s. Set against a background of the now infamous* 'binge*-drinking' problems of the city, the lyrics cleverly paint a picture of suburban frustration and substance (ab)use, together with everyday problems of young life. Enchantingly* accessible rap-like vocal delivery, and an extremely catchy and uplifting* instrumental with hints of both the Libertines and Dire Straits, demonstrate the originality and nigh-on* pop genius of this young Londoner.

The Tokyo Trawler’s message to the people: If you grew up in the suburbs and you like beer, you need Jamie T in your life.

To download or not to download??
5/5 (DO IT NOW)
iTunes available: Yes
勉強のキーワード: insight, to be shrouded, infamous, binge, enchanting, uplifting, nigh-on

Sticks 'n' Stones URL:


  1. Ive lost count of the amount of times ive listened to this album. He blew my mind at glasto and im off to see him again in feb.YEAH BOY.

  2. Mate that's awesome, I must say I'm extremely jealous of your gig-going...

    Loving the sample on the intro to 'Earth, Wind and Fire'!!