Music Box 28/08/2021

Feldup (website is a young French alternative artist, and this is the beautifully moving Century Long Fire, from his album A Thousand Doors, Just One Key (Talitres records 2020). Buy here.
The Humblebums were a Scottish folk-rock band, based in Glasgow, active from 1965 to 1971 whose members included Billy Connolly, the stand-up comedian and actor, and singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty. This is Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway, from their second album The Humblebums (Transatlantic Records/Liberty 1969).
The Missing Lynx hailed from Great Falls, Montana and were a Byrds inspired soft folk-rock act. Confusingly, there were two other contemporary acts with the same name (go figure - is Missing lynx an American cultural reference I'm missing?), one from Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, the other from Cleveland, Ohio. Must have been awkward for radio listeners who heard one of the three. Hope you like this one, To Be Like You (Drop Out 7" 1967), beautiful melody, deserved to be better known.
The Mountain Goats are an American band formed in Claremont, California, by singer-songwriter John Darnielle. The band is currently based in Durham, North Carolina, home of their record label. This is the awesome (and awesomely titled) Arguing With the Ghost of Peter Laughner About His Coney Island Baby Review (the review can be found online), from their new LP Dark In Here (Merge 2021). Buy here.
We conclude with a double-bill from 90s Britpop electro dream posters Dubstar. Originally formed as a duo in Newcastle-upon-Tyne they hired vocalist Sarah Blackwood in 1993.  First, we have their hit debut single Stars (Food 12"/CD 1995), it only reached No.40 when first released but went Top 20 the year later. Then we finish with their excellent cover of the Billy Bragg song St Swithin's Day, both found on their debut LP Disgraceful (Food 1995). Hope you enjoy them too. Until next week ...