Just discovered a lovely, lovely band called Hurray for the Riff Raff who hail from New Orleans and their influences include Neil Young, Judy Garland and Drop Dead Fred - that combination of influences alone is amazing. Coupled with their music it's just beautiful. They make delicate, folky blues filled with almost heartbreaking rawness; their vocalist,
Free MP3 from spinner.com - Hurray for the Riff Raff -'Bricks'
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On a separate note, you may remember back when the Cajun Dance Party album arrived I declared I wanted a T-shirt with the sunflowers from their album sleeve on? I'm aware you probably don't remember/care but I can pretend. Well, I have no idea how long it's been around for, as I looked on their website 5 minutes ago for the first time in around 6 months, but suffice to say, my T-shirt now exists! Presumably the band are currently recording their second album. So hurrah for T-shirts. Even if they are £15.