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A Bit about Beach House

This weekend I have been listening to Beach House's classic 2012 album, 'Bloom'. A few months since I last listened to it, it was great to hear its sublime melodies once again.

For those of you that don't know them, Beach House are a duo from Baltimore whose stock in trade is dreamy melancholic vocals by French-born Victoria Legrand set over shimmering keyboards. The other band member is Alex Scally, who plays keyboards,guitar and provides backing vocals. Their music is chock full of melodic twists and turns which makes it constantly interesting to listen to.

I first came across Beach House when a track appeared on a free CD given away with 'Uncut' and I've never heard them on the radio. I've never seen them live and I've only got the one album, but nevertheless on what I have heard I would put them up there as one of my favourite bands. 

Hopefully there'll be a new album out this year. Ever since 2006 they've released an album at 2 year interv…

The End of the Season

Someone asked me the other week why, being such a big Halifax Town fan, I don't write about football in my blog. Well the reason is despite years of watching I don't really see myself as having much to add to what's already out there. I am probably too biased about things in any case to be able to give an honest account of a game involving Town! But just this once I will put some thoughts down as the season draws to a close.

The team have had a fantastic season, culminating in last Sunday's Skrill Premier 2nd leg at Cambridge.
Whilst the game ended in defeat, it shouldn't detract from what has been achieved by the club. Promoted at the end of last season and still retaining part time status, the team finished 5th in the league, and that is despite having only won 1 match away from home for most of the season, before an incredible run in March and April saw them take full points on their travels in 5 successive games! 

The home form has been fantastic virtually all alo…