74. ‘Trains to Brazil’ by Guillemots (2005)

Bit ropey.

An impressive 4-minute opus from a band who seem determined to sell themselves short.  Everything here just works perfectly – the jaunty drumbeat, the saxy interludes, the rousing melody, the vocals pitched somewhere ambiguous between joy and anger, and that simple plea underlying it all: ‘can’t you live and be thankful you’re here?’ 

Bonus points: I saw Fyfe Dangerfield on Never Mind the Buzzcocks once. Seemed like a nice chap.


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