Toys from Balsa
- Artist: Glyn Bailey
- Format: CD
- Release Date:5/31/2005
What they've been saying about this album: '..it's a fine debut album... showcasing a quintessentially English singer/ songwriter who's surely a kindred spirit of our best mavericks..' Whisperin & Hollerin magazine '..an outstanding album of strong songs..arranged and played to perfection and are topped off by Glyns dynamic and individual vocals' Terrascope eZine 'Glyn Bailey 'Toys From Balsa'...as deeply unfashionable as it's deeply enjoyable.' UNPEELED magazine 'MANY THANKS for sending your CD, I really enjoy it. 'Toys From Balsa' it's definitely grown on me with each new spin and just keeps getting better. Congrats for the melodic sense.' PopBanG Radio Show, Portugal ' ..more than your average singer-songwriter; he sounds accomplished and content in his musical direction and taste. It's for all of those reasons that this album is admirable, enjoyable and has that quality that makes you hear something different each time it is played..' Tasty Fanzine '...a very engaging set of songs. Part David Bowie, part Ian McNabb in delivery, it's the lyrics that lift the songs from good to very good. With a skewed slant on life... Dive in and enjoy. ' Zeitgeist Ezine '15 tracks charmingly catchy and twisted throughout..' Glaswerk webzine Who is Glyn Bailey? An English singer-songwriter making tunes with unusual themes. Sounds like? Reviewers have referenced people like David Bowie, Robyn Hitchcock (Soft Boys), Neil Hannon (Divine Comedy), Julian Cope, Warren Zevon and Scott Walker. The sound is unashamedly retro. This self-released album features an eclectic mix of songs with subjects including a communist feast, plastic bags, cannibalism, abusive relationships and Laurel & Hardy in heaven. There's also a bonus track about John & Yoko in bed, featuring the lo-fi duo Woog Riots from Germany. Glyn was in bands like The Urbane Gorillas and Harvey's Wall of Sound in the 90s, releasing a series of independent products with co-writer Andy Scott on their 'Inane Records' label. In 2004, some work with The Container Drivers gained airplay on BBC Radio 1's John Peel show. There were subsequent live dates in Germany with The Woog Riots, Chris Cacavas (Green on Red) and others. Check out GlynBailey.Com for the latest...
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