Publisher – My Loss Is Your Loss

Screen shot 2015-01-16 at 16.46.35With hints of sounds you’d expect from one of the several 90s indie bands that gave an acoustic-based track a go, these sounds from Publisher are well worth letting into your ears as they take familiar sounds, mix them up a wee bit and present you with something that’ll sound like you’ve heard it several times before yet will still leave a fresh feeling behind as it floats on by.

There’s something wonderfully captivating about the chorus, particularly the brief time signature changed aimed at catching you off guard. The laid back drumming, surprisingly bouncy bass and the touchingly beautiful piano help assist the acoustic guitar in carrying through a vocal melody that lingers on and shivers with emotion. There’s a wonderful message to the lyrics too, if you take the time and listen to them thoroughly you might find yourself sat considering their true meaning and completely lose track of time trying to figure out exactly what’s going on.

You’re in for a pleasant spot of easy listening that wouldn’t go amiss in a lounge bar or at one of those gigs where people are able to sit down and relax while listening to the music, rather than suffering the eventual back pain that comes with standing for hours on end. A very soothing experience indeed.

Ciaran Steward

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