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I love this gig - I get sent music from all over the world - it literally appears in my inbox with a written note from the artist as to why I should listen to it.  And while sure - a lot of the tracks submitted aren't right for the list - every now and then you get a gem.  Here's what I received this morning:

Send me a Boat is a song that’s about loneliness and losing your way in life while reaching out and asking for help. It’s a laid back song with hooky percussion riffs with acoustic guitars and a mellow female vocal. The vocal style is detached and anxty, the track is in an A minor.............the saddest of all keys !! :)
— Tom O Connor, Lazyrevs

Sounds right up our street, right?  And guess what - it is! ;-)

I've been grooving on this for the last hour - it's part of my process when I'm thinking of putting a new track on the list - and there's so much to listen to.  The production is great - vocal positioning, harmonies, subtle percussion, everything's in the right place and it does indeed have this little melancholic shuffle that takes you along for the ride.

I'm loving the vocal imagery too - the chorus is wonderfully hooky - the kind of thing you'll have popping up in your head at 3 in the morning for no apparent reason apart from the fact that it's so damn compelling.  

They have a charming video to accompany the track - simple chiaroscuro animation that evokes the essence of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's Little Prince - it's really cool.  Check it out below.

Here's a little bio info - you can find out more from the links below:

Lazyrevs are a two-piece band from Ireland comprised of Singer/Guitarist Nadine Keogh and Guitarist/Singer Tom O’Connor. The band formed in early 2014, and by the end of that year had released their first studio recordings in the form of a three track EP called Lazyrevs. The duo have released four singles since then, their 2016 single ‘Rabbit Hole’ featured on the BBC Introducing Mixtape. Acoustic guitars are the heart of the band’s music with songs in the Indie Pop and Mellow Folk genres. As true independent musicians, the band record at their own studio and release new material on their own label Revelate Records.

You can learn more about Lazyrevs here:

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About the Curator - Andrew McCluskey

The first visual memory I have is that of the white upright piano in Singapore, Hell and the dark forces lived at the bottom, Heaven and the Angels at the top. They would play battles through my fingers and I was hooked.

After my dad died I was very sad - I couldn't play for a while and when I did, the music that came out reflected my grieving state.  I wrote an album of solo piano music called Music to Grieve to - from which the idea of the Music to community originated.  

If you'd like to know more you should read Nicole's fabulous article on why listening to sad music can make you feel better.