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Hobby Jingo

by Keiron Phelan

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Calle Falksten
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Calle Falksten Another batch of irresistible chamberpop folk tunes from mr Phelan. The only real problem this time though is that you d wish it be spring instead so you could blast these uplifting tunes for full with the balcony open and the sunshine flooding in. Favorite track: Cinnamon Synthesis.
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CynthLab Lovely song from an equally lovely, upbeat (at least to my ears) album, which is full of humalong and singalong songs.
Oh to be in the pub having a pint by the fire with this lot playing! Favorite track: You Never Put A Man On The Moon.
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hobby jingo.
ADJECTIVE
Informal.
Definition: Problematic. A precarious situation.
Synonym: uptight. Antonym: hunky dory.

Keiron Phelan and Peace Signs are delighted to bring you the summer album that never was. Didn't have a proper summer? Didn't think so. Stage it now, with Hobby Jingo.

Songs about candy floss, cinnamon, Imogen, becoming your own perfumery, new best friends, long lost loves, winning Eurovision, faking your own Moon landing, juvenile poetry and the Kaiser Wilhelm II guide to romantic relationships.

Following on from 2018's critically lauded eponymous debut, Keiron Phelan maintains his lyrical Neil Hannon-with-attitude posture, ups the Soul quota and heads straight for the Pop jugular. Sophisticated songcraft with flavours of Donovan, Bacharach, 'London Boys' Bowie and even a hint of Abbey Road Fabs, with some harder to define Radio 2-style pop classicism. Kinksesque acoustic swagger meets with Neo-New Romantic melodicism. Phelan's Scott Walker-warm baritone hails hello to Stephen Duffy and sits atop bossa nova rhythms and music hall waltzes.

Two eclectic cover versions comprise a revisit to Aphrodite's Child's pensively emotive 'Break' and a transformation of Bill Fay's gentle 'Goodnight Stan' via Rachmaninov piano into a flamboyant Suede style ballad. In Hobby Jingo's darker moments Marianne Faithful and Marc Almond loiter, with intent, around the corner.

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released November 13, 2020

All songs by Keiron Phelan except 'Break' (Aphrodite's Child) and 'Goodnight Stan (Bill Fay) Arranged by Peace Signs (Keiron Phelan, Jenny Brand, Jack Hayter, James Stringer, Giles Barrett, Ian Button).

Released by Gare du Nord Records.

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Keiron Phelan London, UK

Keiron Phelan is a multi-instrumentalist and alternative pop singer-songwriter from London.

'A brightly lit soundworld, capricious magic and some subtly warped reality.'
MOJO

"Makes me feel better about being English"
Lauren Laverne BBC6 Music ('Jerusalem' arr. Keiron Phelan)
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