Perfect Playlist Like Keane, Similar to Morning Parade

A Perfect Playlist: Thank You —The Little Heroes, Keane, Morning Parade and more

Thank You —The Little Heroes Summer Jets—Iain Archer Hit the Ground (Superman)—The Big Pink Round and Round—Imagine Dragons Bend & Break—Keane Us & Ourselves—Morning Parade Cause for Alarm—The Boxer Rebellion Alright—Pilot Speed Tell Her This—Del Amitri Twisted Into the Wild—LP Tsunami—Manic Street Preachers Lullaby—Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (BRMC) Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand—Primitive Radio Gods A Song for the … Continue reading A Perfect Playlist: Thank You —The Little Heroes, Keane, Morning Parade and more

Simon Liddell, Susie Smillie, Graeme Smillie, Jonny Scott and Jamie Savage - band members of Olympic Swimmers

Pears and Apples – Olympic Swimmers

I have landed in Utopia today, but landed totally confused. By accident, I happened upon a band named Olympic Swimmers (Glasgow, Scotland), and yet it doesn’t appear as if many other folks have discovered them – at least not many Americans (not yet). How can this be? The voice of Susie Smillie just melts me. Good God, when she belts out the word “on” in the … Continue reading Pears and Apples – Olympic Swimmers

Morning Parade Headlight Lyrics and Song Meaning

Headlights—Morning Parade

Morning Parade is one of the all-encompassing great bands right now.  You won’t find any gimmicks here, just solid band goodness.   The lead singer, Steve Sparrow (he also plays piano and guitar) belts out songs that will make you say, “Yeah, Steve.  I’ll wash your dishes and clean your floors for the rest of your life if you’ll just sing for me.”   Phil Titus (bass), Chad Thomas (guitar) and Ben Giddings (piano/synths) certainly deserve praise, of course. Yet the drummer, Andrew Hayes,  wow… he just drives me crazy with love.  He goes off on a tangent without taking away from the music, which is a rarity.  It’s as if the rest of the band has said, “Okay, just ignore Andy and let him do his thing… he’s perfect that way.”  And he is. In fact, he opens almost every song….. Hayes drums and then the band lets loose. Continue reading “Headlights—Morning Parade”