Storm the Palace “The Moon above Villiers Street” – Listen

Sometimes music doesn’t come quickly – it takes time to mature, to be just right.  Sophie Dodds knows this, having spent nine years getting the songs on Storm The Palace’s debut album Snow, Stars and Public Transport just so very right – as this song demonstrates so admirably. Originally from Edinburgh, Sophie used her time in London to write and create vignettes of her life; snapshots of the people who passed through it and how the city’s unfolding narratives impacted upon her.  The Moon Above Villiers St creates a tension-filled atmosphere through the use of a 7/8 time signature and fills the space with some hard-hitting lyrics “The politics of envy / The politics of greed / never lift a finger until you’re the one in need”.  It’s a memorable song.

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan’s music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That’s not much to ask, is it?

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