Track of the Day

TRACK OF THE DAY: Ed The Dog – ‘Television Era’

There’s been a recent buzz about the return to recording of former XTC frontman Andy Partridge who knows a thing or two about writing sharp, pithy, catchy pop as his band’s late ’70s and early ’80s output will attest.

And I suspect Partridge would nod his head approvingly at this, the third single from Ed The Dog – described as ‘an introspection on the coexistence of childhood nostalgia with adult life.’

There’s never a time when a decent hook or smart lyric – both XTC trademarks – won’t be welcome and fortunately, Ed, has them in abundance. Throwing in a few Steely Dan guitar flourishes to a template that also marries a pleasingly lo-fi production, with the lyrical yearnings of the hopelessly romantic.

With the mainstream continuing to be dominated by another music – as the Buzzcocks might have termed it – it’s always a thrill to hear artists like this with a song that stands up to repeated plays and reveals a little more with each one.

Written, performed, recorded and mixed by former Fish Tank frontman Ed Wettenhall this is a hugely encouraging lead in to his album ‘Shame’ which is released via ALLONEWORD and Interstellar Music Group.

‘Television Era’ features on Ed the Dog’s debut album ‘Shame’ – available to Stream/ Purchase now.

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