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WEEK–END MIXTAPE#5: Lawrence

WEEK–END MIXTAPE#5: Lawrence

Playing tracks by

John Cooper Clarke, Graham Fellows, Shoes, Alan Klein, National Wake and more.

Lawrence is one of the indie scene’s most enigmatic figures. In the 1980s, as singer and songwriter in the band Felt, he released astonishingly good indie-pop records, to which the aesthetic of bands such as Belle & Sebastian owe an undying debt. When expectations grew too much, Lawrence chose escapism: his next band Denim is a bitter rock ’n’ roll satire, while current project Go-Kart Mozart mixes weird and wonderful ideas with Roger Whittaker cover versions. Which all goes to show that Lawrence has an incredible grasp of the strangest strains of British pop music. Many of the songs in this podcast, which Lawrence recorded exclusively for Week-End, will only be known to aficionados, yet they lay bare the foundations on which indie and Britpop was built. An unusual history lesson by an indie icon who rarely talks, but who turns out to be a very eloquent speaker.

Comments

Richard Mason

Tír na nÓg were from Dublin ~ they still perform today...

Mustafa J Majic

You will get this a lot, but , yes I am a massive admirer of all your work, and Still listen to it regularly.
I think you have amazing taste Lawrence, I love how you move from up tempo golden guitar chords to swooning violins in the blink of an eye.
Constantly showing a nod and a wink to your inner British, carry on camping sense of humour !
The third track ' Spoon Phaser '...is that one of your projects ? It is the best thing I've heard in ages..Thank you Lawrence, you're full of diamonds .
Daren - Slough