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Binman Of Love

by Alex Gavaghan

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"Binman Of Love" is a twelve songs collection that will catch your soul."
(Eleven Rock Magazine)

Recorded with long time studio collaborator Keith Thompson, Binman of Love is The Cubical lead guitarist Alex Gavaghan’s fantastic debut solo effort. In contrast to the telecaster blues mayhem of the aforementioned Liverpool five-piece, the songs held herein are on the whole more melodic in essence and hark back to the frantic early days of Merseybeat and the dreamy balladry of Dion, Shannon, Hyland and co.

The album gets off to a flyer with the tongue in cheek country assault of Ice Cream Man and the harmony infused twang of The Miller, before the sumptuous and undeniably brilliant title track kicks in.

From then on, there is no let-up in quality as Gavaghan takes you on a journey from electric to acoustic and back towards the record’s blistering finale and the fuzzed up garage pop of Hi-Vis Kid.

Although admittedly featuring “the odd song about fit birds” (the gentle Lay Down Your Head and I’m Going Nowhere), a lyrical eccentricity also cuts through the record; there can’t be too many albums around with songs about drug dealing ice cream men, hi-vis jacket wearing kids, Dirk Kuyt, dams, and, erm, the self-pluralisation of fish species. With only one track significantly passing the 3 minute mark (the glorious Velvets-esque Gone With The Morning Sun), brevity is the order of the day with the whole lot coming in at just over half an hour.

If you dig the well-crafted pop of the 50s and 60s and like your tunes with a healthy dose of reverb, there ain’t much to dislike here. In fact, you’ll fucking love it.

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Emancipé de son groupe de départ, Gavaghan trouve le ton juste, fait mouche dans la douceur comme lorsqu'il "attaque"
www.muzzart.fr

"Un disco che quindi, non solo riesce a suonare come un gradevole ascolto senza troppo impegno, ma che pare quasi un moderno compendio di tutta una tradizione yankee di cui la riscoperta pare essere dietro l’Angola."
www.rockambula.com

"Alex Gavaghan er han energiske og oppfinnsomme gitaristen i Liverpool-bandet The Cubical. Denne uka kom hans egne sanger ut på albumet Binman of Love. Stilen er ifølge ham selv en helt annen."
www.musikknyheter.no

"A seguire momenti esistenzialisti e cantautorali (“I’m going nowhere”, “I’ve been walking”) e rock velvettiani (“Hi-Vs Kid”). Insomma Gavaghan ha ripreso il discorso interrotto dagli Heavy Trash."
www.freakoutmagazine.it

"The Custer Wolf, infine, breve strumentale lievemente venato di psichedelia, apre al fiammante concludere della brillante e rockeggiante Hi-Vis Kid."
www.iyezine.com

"« The miller » (le meunier) nous démontre que la qualité d’Alex ne dort pas, virevoltant de l’électrique à l’acoustique.
www.equinoxefm.be

credits

released September 25, 2015

Produced by Keith Thompson ★ Album photo by Mathilde Veyrunes (www.mathildeveyrunes.fr) ★ Cover by Wesley Storey (www.wesleystorey.com)

Drums on Ice Cream Man, The Miller, Binman of Love & Hi-Vis Kid: Mark Percy ★ Everything else: Alex Gavaghan.


Catalog number: FRVM69
Catalog number CD: FRVR54
© Freaksville Publishing 2015
www.freaksvillerec.com

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Alex Gavaghan Liverpool, UK

Guitarist with The Cubical. House trained, can eat solids, bought own jumpers, Gas Central Heating, three or four lady owners, comes with own pens (red one leaks), detachable feet for easy storage, needs tuning, pick up only.

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