God Help The Girl – Funny Little Frog
Now this is a funny one. I quite liked the first teaser track – Come Monday Night – from Stuart Murdoch’s side-project. But this is just… a bit bad. A remake of the highlight of Belle & Sebastian’s decent-enough Life Pursuit album (Original video here), it saps almost all of the tumbling joie de vivre from the original, replacing it with something akin to a meandering late-period Beautiful South b-side. Perplexing. Perhaps it makes more sense in the context of the album?