Album Review: Badly Drawn Boy - It's What I'm Thinking Pt 1 (Photographing Snowflakes)

Badly Drawn Boy - It's What I'm Thinking Pt 1...

It’s been a decade since Damon Gough won the Mercury Music Prize and nobody knows better what a blessing and a curse that can be. Guilty of knocking underdeveloped material out one minute and trying to be too clever the next, ‘ It’s What...

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Badly Drawn Boy

Badly Drawn Boy

While there is a risk that NME’s mother is going to put us across her knee and get busy with the slipper, we’re going to say this anyway (and while we’re at it, we’re not tidying our room): Badly Drawn Boy is rubbish and this sounds like a...

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Badly Drawn Boy

Badly Drawn Boy

There was once something subversive about Damon Gough – a gerbil-like Manc lad who hid the starling songcraft of a Bacharach or McCartney under his tea-cosy. Recently, though, he’s adopted the leaden trudge of one who’s convinced he’s...

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Badly Drawn Boy : Born Again

Badly Drawn Boy : Born Again

Will the tantrums never cease? Having flounced out of the Wilmslow branch of Oxfam recently because he was ‘displeased with the Winter collection’, Hollywoood’s unlikely soundtrack king returns with another broadside from the strangely...

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Badly Drawn Boy : London Brixton Academy

Badly Drawn Boy : London Brixton Academy

It's very much a family affair tonight - Damon Gough's mum, dad and girlfriend are here, and the backdrop flashes up cute pics of his two young children. He dedicates several songs to the nippers, and rails against Osama bin Laden and Cherie Blair...

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Badly Drawn Boy : Have You Fed The Fish?

Badly Drawn Boy : Have You Fed The Fish?

Damon Gough could put his shopping list to music and it would still sound like he'd hit a nerve. "I need a new eiderdown", he croons on the title track, just to rub it in. This is his art: making the little things seem worthy of celebration...

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Badly Drawn Boy : You Were Right

Badly Drawn Boy : You Were Right

The first single from forthcoming album ‘Have You Fed The Fish?’, ‘You Were Always Right’ sees Damon Gough nestle into his new role as Patron Saint of the Cable-Knit Cliche. Accordingly, this is Hugh Grant in song form. It bumbles. It...

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Badly Drawn Boy : Something To Talk About

Badly Drawn Boy : Something To Talk About

More excellent stuff from Damon Gough, in what is probably the most fully realised song from his soundtrack to 'About A Boy', the film where Hugh Grant plays someone who does next-to-nothing to earn a living. Indeed, typecasting lives. As,...

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Badly Drawn Boy / Jane Weaver  :  Manchester Night&Day

Badly Drawn Boy / Jane Weaver : Manchester...

There was only ever going to be one way to launch Twisted Nerve’s new monthly club, White Rabbit. Four years on from his first faltering shows around Manchester’s Northern Quarter, Badly Drawn Boy is back on his home turf, a very hot ‘n’...

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Badly Drawn Boy : About A Boy OST

Badly Drawn Boy : About A Boy OST

Beauty lurks in the strangest places. All stereotypes being equal, a film that's based on a book by Nick Hornby and stars Hugh Grant shouldn't really generate anything more than the strange desire to stencil your kitchen walls and make a...

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