Flynn, Johnny / A Larum
Album: A Larum   Collection:General
Artist:Flynn, Johnny   Added:Jul 2008
Label:Lost Highway Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-09-07 Pull Date: 2008-11-09
Week Ending: Nov 9 Oct 26 Oct 19 Oct 12 Oct 5 Sep 28 Sep 21 Sep 14
Airplays: 1 3 2 1 1 2 4 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 27, 2009: Deep Fried & Sanctified
Tickle Me Pink
4. Dec 09, 2008: I once was Canadian (Best of 2008!)
The Wrote & The Writ, Wayne Rooney
2. Feb 03, 2009: I once was Canadian
Wayne Rooney
5. Nov 04, 2008: I once was Canadian
The Wrote & The Writ
3. Dec 30, 2008: I once was Canadian (Song Obsessions of 2008)
Wayne Rooney
6. Oct 21, 2008: Deep Fried and Sanctified
The Wrote & The Writ

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-10-01
First album of indie folk out of this English singer-songwriter. Lots of fingerpicked guitar, straight-forward British-accented vocals, strings, light drums. Bass, trumpet, pump organ and other instruments are also scattered in. The instrumentation and sonic offering are a bit off-putting at first, but they grew to be intriguing as I listened more. This album isn't ground breaking but there are a number of good songs on here and overall it's a respectable debut.

My picks: 1, 8, 2, 5, 6, 9 FCC: clean
mid-tempo. uptempo fingerpicked guitar and vocals. violin, drums, etc in the background. fun tune--one of my favorites of the album.
med-slow. a dark melody hooks you in along with a nice guitar part. cello later.
med-fast. bass-led rollick with violin. group harmonies during chorus.
slow. ballady.
mid tempo. nice upbeat banjo party + strings.
med-slow. fingerpicked guitar, double vocals and cello. nice melancholy melody.
mid tempo. a little bluesy. lost of mandolin, violin and trumpet in this one.
mid-tempo. a gorgeous melancholy folk song that manages to be a huge song in 4 minutes. I can't stop listening to this.
med-fast. upbeat and uptempo. nice rousing chorus and decent verses.
med-fast. rousing beat with plenty of strings, trumpets. pulls back for the verses, fuller for other parts of the song.
med-slow. pump organ and some slight jazz inflections to the chords. trumpet and group vocals later.
med-fast. quick fingerpicking, some harmonica and brief yelping.
med-slow. starts quiet and builds a little, but remains subdued until the 2nd half when it picks up quite a bit.
med-slow. short, but nice instrumental organ piece.

Track Listing
1. The Box   7. Cold Bread
2. The Wrote & The Writ   8. Wayne Rooney
3. Tickle Me Pink   9. Leftovers
4. Brown Trout Blues   10. Sally
5. Eyeless In Holloway   11. Hong Kong Cemetry
6. Shore To Shore   12. Tunnels
  13. All The Dogs Are Lying Down