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“William Burroughs Meets The Dirty Three” Wire
“Enough minor-key preciousness to soundtrack a stop-motion Tim Burton feature” Pitchfork
This four-song EP rolls and swells conjuring images of revellers lost at sea, drifting in the fog; sea shanties echoing into the night. Beautifully composed vignettes spearheaded by the mesmeric violin of Susie Honeyman while Sally Timms, Honeyman’s bandmate in The Mekons, adds effortlessly haunting vocals.
The second outing from Little Sparta & Sally Timms, Lost Boat Party is a collection of four songs on the Grey Gallery label.
LITTLE SPARTA are a London based three piece featuring Alan D. Boyd, Susie Honeyman and Scott Skinner. They often work in collaboration with poets, painters, singers and film makers. This latest release sees their second outing with Sally Timms (Mekons).
Described as ‘bittersweet and unpretentious’ by Pitchfork (7/10) for their first release Scalpel Slice (Fire Records) the band have continued to explore the out of the ordinary while maintaining the ‘Elegant, waning violins and craggy folkisms..” (NME) that have come to define their sound