Massage “Lydia” – Listen

Alex Naidus – formerly of Pains of Being Pure at Heart – heads up Massage, an LA based band with a nice line in jangly-guitar pop.  ‘Lydia’ is one of the first songs the band worked up when they started getting it together back in 2014.  Guitarist/vocalist Andrew Romano describes it thus: “we started writing it at our third practice, way back in 2014. This was when we weren’t really a band yet. Michael was just learning how to play drums; Alex and I were bringing in old songs we’d written as sidemen in other people’s bands. We didn’t really know what we were doing, other than hanging out and having fun”.

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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