SONG OF THE DAY Gavin Clark/Sunhouse – Urban Ape


gav crop 1People often talk about how music touches them, how certain songs or an artist can impact their life, Gavin Clark has done that to me.  Ever since I bought the Sunhouse ‘Monkey Dead’ single in 1998, followed by the whole album ‘Crazy On The Weekend,’ I have loved the sound of Gavin Clark.  I love the way he sculpts a song with nothing more than just his outstanding vocals and a guitar, I love his lyrics and love the way when I play his music it feels like an old friend has stepped into the room; I admire many artists but he is one of my all time favourites and it is the most tragic thing that he left this world so young.

I read a review shortly after I discovered his death last year and it summed him up perfectly, describing how he was “a rare talent who deserves more recognition,” I couldn’t agree more.  Written by Richard Sefton, the director of sales and distribution at PIAS, you can check out the full review here.

Today’s song is taken from a collection of rare outtakes and is titled ‘Urban Ape.’  If you like this and are not familiar with all his other work, I strongly urge you to check out more and definitely watch the documentary he made with Shane Meadows,titled, ‘The Living Room.’   Listen above and check out a wonderful live performance below which was taken from the Living Room documentary.

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  1. Pingback: SONG OF THE DAY Sunhouse – One Day To Long | The Listening Post a blog to discover, listen and enjoy music

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