Damn, blast and bother! The Hornblower Brothers have gone and given me a bit of a dilemma (no not one of those cars similar to a Jaguar, although that would be nice). I have a playlist on my Ipod for my walk to work every morning and there is only one rule, and that rule is that I can’t have more than one track by any artist or band.

So when I received an email from the HBs drummer Antony that contained a download link for the two tracks that they are to release, my thoughts turned to my playlist. Not because I would have to choose which of the songs to add, but because as it stands their last release ‘Android With A Heart’ is still a firm favourite for my jaunt to the office every day.

The first track ‘Give and Receivers’ is another of their up-tempo offerings, and just like Android makes me want to jump around like a hyperactive kid to the music (and believe me when I say the sight of a 39 year old doing so, looks a little on the strange side). The only criticism I have about this one is that it is way too short, as I’m left having to initiate the repeat feature on my media player to ensure my fix is fed, but I suppose it’s always better to be left wanting more, which I certainly am.

The second track ‘Ghost of Kerouac’ is a slightly slower affair that starts off with the sound of a melodica, an instrument that does not get included enough in most bands collection. Once again the indie-folk-unpop sound they have created is nothing like you have heard before and it’s their own unique style, and I love it!

Imagine taking the fun and wit of Half Man Half Biscuit and mixing in some of the twee of Belle and Sebastian, you’re on your way to getting what this band are all about.

Release Date 19/04/2010 (Static Caravan)

Simon Zaccagni

‘Accidental Editor’ of Silent Radio from its inception in 2009 through to 2020. None of this was planned; I’ve never been in a band, never been part of the ‘music scene’ and never expected to be the gaffer of a music website with loads of dedicated music loving writers. I bought my first record when I was 8 and haven’t stopped buying since. I love crate digging for bizarre and weird stuff, but equally happy ploughing through press releases looking/listening for something I’ve never heard before.