The final instalment of Port Sulphur’s singles trilogy arrives with ‘The Lane’, following on from ‘Caleno’ and ‘Fast Boys & Factory Girls’.
‘The Lane’ is a collaboration with Davy Henderson (Fire Engines / The Nectarine No9 / Sexual Objects) and Vic Godard (Subway Sect), and will feature on the debut Port Sulphur album, Paranoic Critical, which given the form of previous releases is fairly anticipated.
The latest release still shows continued musical agility, partly contained within a heavier DIY come indie patterns. There is no shortage of lyrics with Vic Godard providing the wordage, for instance it’s not everyday you hear something like this – “like Alfred the Great or Drake, playin’ pool and eating cake” and that is just the one line! Backed by the more alt-electro feel of ‘Leith Water’ as a passage of music goes, not bad doodling.
The collaboration works well, it would see a heathy portion of the crowd wandering home with a hearty smile. Port Sulphur not for the first time, impress. 8/10
PORT SULPHUR – The Lane – (film directed by Chris McCrory)
Available here, out now: https://creepingbent.bandcamp.com/album/port-sulphur-feat-davy-henderson-vic-godard-the-lane
Words by Vic Godard
there’s been months to wait, for your great escape
breaking thru the tape, like a runner would
dressed in finest lace, you watch her paint her face
use a stopwatch just in case, like a runner would
strolling down the lane, closing every gate
disturbing sparrows in your wake, I’m telling you for your own sake
like Alfred the Great or Drake, playin’ pool and eating cake
let’s reminisce about the good times, reinvestigate the wealth of sad rhymes
about my old desire, to find a wayward biro, its hard to stay that fast
things never built that last, watch the hours flash past
like a runner would, I’m telling you for your own sake
reminisce about the good times, strollin’ down the lane
closing every gate