Music Box 26/06/2021

We start this Saturday with Australian pop singer, model, and session singer Lori Balmer with her third solo single Here Before The Sun (Pye 7" 1972).

Next up, The Bliss, a psychedelic folk trio in the style of Donovan, hailing from St Albans, pupils of the same grammar school frequented by The Zombies. Sadly, they only released one single, Courtyards of Castile (Chapter 1 7" 1969). Bliss out, man!

Next, Passengers, the pseudonym of U2 and Brian Eno, and this is the immensely moving Miss Sarajevo (Island 7"/CD 1996), a tribute to the Bosnian resistance to Serbian military aggression. Also found on the LP Original Soundtracks 1 (Island 1996).

Our yé-yé single of the week comes courtesy of Véronique Sanson, a veteran of French music scene who released records well into the new century. This is her debut single Le Printemps Est Là (Odeon 7" 1967), a French translation of Donovan's Sunny Goodge Street, though only the melody was used.

We finish with modern Swedish pop band Hater (website), hailing from from Malmö, and teo tracks, It's So Easy, and then Weekend, from their second album Siesta (Fire Records 2018). Buy here. Jag hoppas du gillar det. Until next week ...