Making a living as a musician nowadays is hard, but making music – well, that’s the easy bit – or so it would appear…
Kyle Wood has self-produced 28 releases (at time of writing) – short albums / EPs, sometimes on CD or cassette, always downloads, largely in home studios, but this is his most ‘professional’ yet and via the esteemed Scottish Fiction indie.
Despite being ukelele-driven lo-fi, the eight tracks on this mini-album show a real songwriting craft as well as a dark wit even evident in song titles like ‘When you’re dead, can I have your MP3 player’ and ‘I Miss The Old Kanye’. Oh, it’s also quite a sweary collection.
Unusually for Mr Wood this set has guitar, bass and drums, mining the US grunge scene for inspiration, Sebadoh and Dinosaur Jr. Has LTTM sold out? If so we can only hope it finances his continued efforts.
(This review originally appeared in the Portsmouth News).