So I hope you are enjoying The XX. So after the rave about the girl guy voice partnership I give you another band that does similar and that is also very close to my heart.
We are talking about the brilliant Stars from Canada. Not only do they have the girl-guy duo going but I discovered them at the same time as the debut album of The XX so they will always be joined together in my memories of my 5 months in Rome.
Those of you who were there from the start will remember that I gave out Your Ex-Lover is Dead as one of the first song of the days. Then I also gave you something from their brilliant 5th album The Five Ghosts, He Dream’s He’s awake.
I am happy to announce they have a new fantastic album called The North. And there are several tunes I want to share with you. Let me start with Hold on When You Get Love and Let Go When You Get It
I know it’s slightly corny but I do adore the chorus:
Take the weakest thing in you
And then beat the bastards with it
And always hold on when you get love,
So you can let go when you give it
I wish I could make a soundtrack to my life and breathe in the notes every day