They say you should never go shopping when you're hungry - you'll make impulse buys you wouldn't have made on a full stomach...Russian peasant bread with a houmous and pak choy garlic dip anyone? 'Hmmm...think I'll try some', and how about some of those cranberry and balsamic vinegar flavoured vegetable chips? 'er...maybe next time'. Mistake. OK, you may be full to the gills or you may be as hungry as a horse but why deny yourself the illicit pleasure of being the first to discover something new, something billboard, TV, cinema, newspapers, magazines, the music industry didn't market and package for the masses like so many TV dinners for the lost and lonely. Be an individual. Take a risk. Don't follow the wind or swim with the blue tide. Take a bite of something more random, more wholesome, and who knows it may be to your taste. Hear at Vanity Records we use only the freshest, organic ingredients sourced locally. You're hungry for intelligent pop? We've got a banquet for you to feast on. We call it Mr Love & Justice. We call it HOMEGROUND. 12 original compositions, the album is a predominantly acoustic set of melodic and multi-layered songs mainly from the pen of guitarist and lead vocalist Steve Cox. The style has elements of folk but sits firmly in the classic English pop/rock tradition of crafted 60s style song writing. You'll hear influences from The Beatles, Beach Boys, Paul Weller, Billy Bragg, Elvis Costello and fellow Swindonians XTC. Thoughtful lyrics, political, personal and passionate. Crisp and clean guitars, vocal harmonies and some memorable melodies combine to deliver a pop gem. If you like intelligent lyrics that engage with the here, the now, all our yesterdays and days to come you need this album. If your thing is mature, crafted songwriting, beautiful melodies, the natural and honest sound of acoustic guitars backing heartfelt singing, vocal harmonies and honest passion make these songs a part of your life - a part of your homeground.
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