Thursday, 13 January 2011

Tokyo Trawler Recommendation #19 (13/01/11)

Artist: Bombay Bicycle Club
Tune: Jewel
Record: Flaws (2010)
Category: A deep thinker/twilight zoner

If it hasn't already been said that love and regret* go hand-in-hand*, the Tokyo Trawler will put his head on the line, and if you chat to the singer from Bombay Bicycle Club, he might well do the same. A tale* of lost love that once 'looked so beautiful', Jewel is a proverbial* gem* of an acoustic track, with folky simplicity and rich, almost clockwork* guitar. The vocals are unique in that they could belong to that aunt you see once a year with the husky* voice, but if you are able to picture a bloke* singing this ear-soothing* melody, this tune is guaranteed to be far more enjoyable.

The Tokyo Trawler’s message to the people: A refreshingly melancholy song for the non-broken-hearted.

To download or not to download?? 
iTunes available: Yes
勉強のキーワード: regret, hand-in-hand, tale, proverbial, gem (2), clockwork, husky (1), soothing
Jewel URL:


  1. Great track! Provided some lovely Thurs morning inspiration for my art ~ Thanks TT :)

  2. No problemo! Feel free to mail me some of your art and I'll feature it!