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Bart and Friends - There May Come a Time

  by Benjamin Howarth

published: 14 / 8 / 2012

Bart and Friends - There May Come a Time
Label: Matinee Recordings
Format: CDS


Excellent six track mini album and first release in over ten years from indie pop super group, Bart and Friends

Bart Cummings is an ‘indie icon’, according to his label Matinee Records. They would know, having given a welcoming home to the only the cream of the indiepop scene for a decade and a half, but I have to confess to not having heard any of his other records before. Never mind, because his new band is very easy to like. Bart leads the group on guitar, with Pam Berry (best known for the Pines, and an ‘indie icon’ in her own right) on vocals and a couple of Lucksmiths lending their hands. The band last played together a decade ago, releasing a couple of singles, but have reconvened for this six track mini-album. As a Lucksmiths diehard, who can’t believe its been over two years since their farewell tour, my favourite part of this record is when Mark Mannone’s basslines suddenly leap out to the front of the mix, but even without those moments of pure joy, this would be great. Pam Berry’s pristine vocals drift over the jangly guitars, a spellbinding sound that could have come from any of the last four decades. Their cover of “I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” is unpretentiously lovely, but it’s the originals that you’ll come back to. Its instinctively good pop music, and you can only hope for a full length album next time.

Track Listing:-
1 There May Come A Time
2 Can't Help Falling In Love
3 A Kiss You Won't Forget
4 There Are So Many Things I'd Like To See
5 These Words Are Too Small
6 A Summer's Dream

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