Monday, 28 March 2011

Track Of The Week (Part 1): MJ Hibbett – Touch Wood

There's two Tracks of the Week this week, owing to two of my favourite songwriters being currently in the process of releasing material. Therefore in a move that should surprise absolutely no-one, the first of the two TotW goes to MJ Hibbett.

Recorded on Wednesdays in February, Hibbett's latest album bears the title Wonderful Wednesday and in terms of physical copies was limited to the people who put in a pre-order. But there'll be more about that on Wednesday, today we're specifically looking at my favourite track from the record, the bouncy pop of 'Touch Wood'.

With backing vocals and a summery indiepop bassline 'Touch Wood's impossible to not want to dance to. Lyrically it's business as usual, with Mark delivering clever punchlines that you don't quite see coming and, as ever, looking on the bright side.

Essentially a delight for existing Hibbett fans and a potential gateway for those who've never got around to listening to Peterborough's finest export.

Unfortunately there's not a stream that I could find to embed of 'Touch Wood'. However you can listen to the song and buy a digital version of the album from MJ Hibbett's Bandcamp page.

Part 2 of this weeks' top tracks will be online tomorrow so check back then.

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