Golden Teardrops – I Won’t Be Fooled Again (Alternate Mix)

Golden Teardrops have released an alternative version of their recent I Won’t Be Fooled Again single. The band, who comprise of husband and wife team Ryan and Lei Marquez, write that this version was supposed to part of a compilation which I guess has not materialised. They also write that mix includes faux trumpets! I wrote that back in January that the original mix had a floor stompin’ northern soul feel about it. This version doesn’t sound that much different to me aside from those trumpets and regardless of which version I will play they both are guaranteed to have … Continue reading Golden Teardrops – I Won’t Be Fooled Again (Alternate Mix)

The Umbrella Puzzles – Do What You Can

Is it me or is Ryan Marquez a very busy fella or what? It only seems like the other day I mentioned Apple Orchard’s A Slow Dissolve and now he is back with a new single under his solo project, The Umbrella Puzzles. And that’s not mentioning his recent cover of Luna’s Anesthesia either. Using my headphones “for optimum listening pleasure” as Marquez advises Do What You Can is a tuneful jangling song that draws its inspiration from his obvious love of the 1960s alongside 1980s indie and crafted guitar pop. I really like the vocals and words on this … Continue reading The Umbrella Puzzles – Do What You Can