I first came across Luke Sital-Singh whilst browsing one of my favorite blogs, My Bands Better Than Your Band. Most of the time his banter is pretty strange but the guy has impeccable music taste. He wrote about Luke, and I quote, ‘If you don’t like this, I don’t like you’. Does that mean we can be friends? I’m so happy right now. Love you Ollie….
Anyway, since buying the EP I have pretty much listened to it none stop. The guy has such a beautiful voice that it’s way beyond the realms of adjectives to suitably describe its super fucking amazingness. I listened to Fail for You on repeat for the best part of a day just so I could learn the words and Singh along, (Get it, eh? Huh). I could probably write you a whole review about how great that song alone is, and how it touched me in a very special place; not the same special place Uncle Barry used to touch me, but a really deep-seated crevice within the depths of my soul. You Love, You Love would come a close second to the awesomeness of the EP title track. If we were using cocks as a yardstick though, 'Fail for you' would get nicknamed Mandingo.
It's really hard for me to actually describe his sound without drawing comparison to people like Damien Rice, which he probably hates, but for me this EP has the same kind of feel as the time I heard ‘O’ for the first time. Which I think is a great compliment, but I would because I love that album. Let’s just pray to Bob that Luke doesn’t follow in the footsteps of Mr.Rice, and as soon as he has a little exposure from this release, go and ruin it by over-producing the fuck out of his songs and losing that emotion that spills out of each note. They are subtle musical arrangements, very delicate sounding lullabies if you will, and should remain so.
So for the price of a pint up north or a glass of tap water in London you can own one of the most beautiful sixteen minutes of music yet to grace this year. I suggest that you get on with it, and buy, buy, buy.
Posted: Thu 30 August 2012