Table is not a particularly autoerotic name, but “Songs You Can Sing” is a small little gem of a song – not one turn to turn you on perhaps, but one that will squeeze deep pangs of emotion from the hardest heart.

Hailing from Manchester, the guitarist plays in another very good act named Petty Thief. On this track his musicianship, and everyone else’s, is sacrificed for the greater good of the track as a whole. Simplicity reigns supreme.

And the track is supreme. It walks the same path laid down by Bon Iver, it always threatens to break into a calamitous Snow Patrol style epiphany, but thankfully finishes with a delicately sweet piano riff, that achieves far more than the OTT eruption on “Run”.

If any of you doubt the vibrancy of Manchester’s music scene, Table provides the antidote.

Release Date 22/02/2010


Chris Gilliver

I started out writing for the Manchester Evening News as a freelance journalist back in 2008. The idea that I would be given free access to music and gigs seemed somehow miraculous to me, and I proceeded to take full advantage of the situation. When the M.E.N. decided to constrict its coverage to only the very biggest bands, Simon Poole approached me with a plan to make sure that all the very talented musicians of this world that pass through and/or live in Manchester would not go unnoticed. As the New Releases editor here at Silent Radio Towers, it remains my proud duty to cast a critical eye over the music and reviews that come my way in a manner that is both supportive and fair. Above all, I strive to write as entertainingly possible. Favourite musicians include the Pixies, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Mercury Rev, Os Mutantes, The Knife, Beach House etc etc. I'm a firm believer that all genres (except nu-metal) contain music of great quality...