Pennyblackmusic Presents: Heist & Idiot Son + The Volunteered & Simon Bromide

Headlining are Heist with support from Idiot Son , The Volunteered and Simon Bromide
Hosted at the Water Rats London, Saturday 10th September. Doors open 7:30; First band on at 7:45; Admission £10 on the door or £8 in advance from We got Tickets
Located at ....... Click here to view in Goggle Maps We look forward to seeing you on the night. For more information Click here

# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Roy Moller - Speak When I'm Spoken To

  by Tommy Gunnarsson

published: 24 / 1 / 2007

Roy Moller - Speak When I'm Spoken To
Label: Book Club Records
Format: CD


Up and down indiepop on debut album from Glaswegian singer-songwriter Roy Moller, which also involves Stevie Jackson of Belle and Sebastian fame

More than three years ago, in the autumn of 2003, I reviewed Roy Moller’s 7" single 'Maximum Smile' for Pennyblackmusic. I actually had to read that review again to find out what I thought about it. Already, that’s one of the problems with this record: it’s rather good, but I can’t imagine myself listening to it, or remembering any songs off it in a year’s time. Sadly, it starts off rather weakly with the title track, a song that makes me think of The Happy Mondays or some other Madchester band, which isn’t very positive in my point of view. But it gets better with song number two. 'Six Degrees' a really good pop song. You can also hear that Stevie Jackson of Belle and Sebastian fame is involved with this album, something that is very audible on 'First You Fall in love”, a song that just as well could have been included on Belle and Sebastian’s last album. All in all, half of the songs on the album are good pop songs, the other half of the songs are mostly just boring. 'Maximum Smile' is still one of Roy’s best songs, especially the chorus, so. if you want to spend a little less money, I suggest you try to find the old 7” on Felicité Singles Club, if it hasn’t gone out of print by now…

Track Listing:-
1 Speak When I'm Spoken To
2 Six Degrees
3 Her Collected Poems
4 Teachers At Night
5 Baby, Look No Further
6 First You Fall in Love
7 Maximum Smile
8 Great Wall of China
9 Train Your Thoughts On Love
10 David Niven
11 Goodnight Everyone

Band Links:-

Post A Comment

your name
ie London, UK
Check box to submit


Interview (2022)
Roy Moller - Interview
John Clarkson speaks to Edinburgh-born singer-songwriter Roy Moller about the reissue of his 2014 album, ‘My Week Beats Your Year’, which is about the influence on him of Lou Reed, and his forthcoming new album ‘Be My Baby’,which is about his discovery that his birth parents were Canadian and that his mother flew from Toronto to Edinburgh to give birth to and put him up for adoption.
Interview (2019)
Interview (2015)
Interview (2012)


Competition (2016)
Roy Moller - Competition
We have five copies of Scottish singer-songwriter's 'There's a Thousand Untold Stories' (with 'There's a Thousand More Untold Stories' to give away as competition prizes.)

digital downloads

most viewed articles

most viewed reviews

related articles

Band of Holy Joy/Cathode Ray: Feature (2016
Band of Holy Joy/Cathode Ray - (With Roy Moller), Sebright Arms, London, 15/4/2016
Pennyblackmusic presents three acts from the Edinburgh-based label – The Band of Holy Joy, The Cathode Ray and Roy Moller – at the Sebright Arms on April 15th

Pennyblackmusic Regular Contributors