Song of the day – 72: Robin Walker
“Songs written in back yards and recorded in bathrooms” is how she phrases her music – it’s an accurate enough description. The quality of the sound reminds me of those first heady Dan Sartain recordings from almost a decade back. She reminds me of several voices, none of which seem relevant: sometimes warbling, sometimes vulnerable, often confused. Somewhere, I think Buddy Holly or Ritchie Valens or Eleni Mandell (the last name probably resonates not at all, but I deliberately missed the encore of The White Stripes’ debut Brighton performance to see Eleni perform a second set at the Greys pub).
The song I love, the Peggy Sue-esque ‘Hate Song For Iowa’ is all thumping admonishments and heartfelt spat-out goodbyes – the best way to treat a spurned or spurning former lover, I say. It’s really taken me: love to hear extra.
Here it is, with a bunch of other stuff too.