Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson - Woodfriend

He seems like he'll be going places, for 'Woodfriend' is a salubrious nugget of rustic rock.

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Released 14 Jul 2009 | Transgressive | By Chris Cope | Rating: 3-5
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson - Woodfriend

With one of the longest names you'll see around in music this year, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson is the latest singer-songwriter to jostle for your attention, guitar in hand. And on this outing, he seems like he'll be going places, for 'Woodfriend' is a salubrious nugget of rustic rock.

It starts off just that little bit dirty, with a pulsing drum beat driving some brash guitar that sounds like a slightly squiffy guitarist playing a pub gig, but once the seconds tick away, all rough edges are smoothed out to create a polished rock song. Check out the marching verse or the rousing chorus for some memorable hooks, and if you can't muster the energy to remember Robinson's protracted name, then don't worry - you very well may be hearing lots more mentions of him in the future.