This is a cover, by some friends of mine, of a bluegrass song about whiskey and heartache. The Dirty Beggars are a fantastic 5-piece from Glasgow who play foot-stompin’ country tunes and excellent covers. This one was originally by the Felice Brothers, but I have to say, I prefer the Beggars’ cover.
Titus Andronicus, not the play but the band, are the masters of thrashy, indie lo-fi. Sort of The Replacements meets Bright Eyes from New Jersey and all recorded in your mum’s garage. This song’s about drinking, of course.
I’ve been going to see Frank Turner live now for something like 8 years and I still love everything that he does (well, almost… I’ll never forgive him for the Thunder Road cover). I even have some of his album art tattooed on my arm.
This song’s about drinking because, here at Hey Citrus!, we’re nothing if not consistent.
I don’t know where Gregory Porter has been all these years, but his debut album seems to have been worth waiting for. This is the titular track and it’s got everything you need to put a smile on your face and get your shoulders moving.
This is a song for going out on Saturday night. Not, however, if you spend your weekends stood on the opposite side of the bar making sure everyone else has a great night. It’s still a perfect drinking song, though, and it reminds me of house parties from my teenage years. Yeah, it might be Sunday today and you might be relaxing, but you can always chug a beer or two for old time’s sake.
It’s Monday morning (for me) and I’ll be back behind the bar in just under two hours. Here’s a song by a band who have, unfortunately, just completed their last tour. Frank Carter, formerly of Gallows, teamed up with Jim Carroll from The Hope Conspiracy to make melodic pop-rock. This was the first single and you can definitely hear The Smith’s influence sneaking in there at the start. Enjoy your Monday and remember, it’s only 5 days until the weekend.
Another local band for you on what looks like another grey Friday in Glasgow. This might cheer you up a little, though.