Electrelane — The Valleys
Considering their first album was an instrumental, it was something of a surprise to hear Electrelane bursting with language on The Power Out
. The album features songs in French, German and Spanish, but the most powerful track is The Valleys
, a hymn delivered by the band with what sounds like a Welsh gospel choir.
It really sounds like a valley. You can envision the small coal mining towns and the vast green spaces, sounds echoing to infinity and back. It's been cropping up on my playlist since I got hold of the prerelease late last year, so it has had some pretty impressive staying power.
Tomorrow's update might be a bit late, as I'm heading to London for a taping of an E4 TV show…