Alfie – People.
Alfie – People. 7 inch record.
People was the opening track on Alfie’s 2003 album ‘Do You Imagine Things?’.
Manchester indie band Alfie were signed to the Twisted Nerve record label by co-owner Damon Gough aka Badly Drawn Boy. They featured as musicians on his debut album ‘The Hour Of Bewilderbeast’ and released several singles, EPs and albums of their own material.
Although the group received many plaudits and had a loyal fan base, none of their records broke into the UK top 40. Believing that Twisted Nerve were not providing the financial backing they needed for touring and chart success, Alfie moved to EMI label Regal.
Despite the move to a major label and taking a new musical direction, commercial success still eluded Alfie and the band split up in late 2005.
“Some of the band felt we weren’t getting the breaks anymore. Not that you’re owed ’em mind, but it’s easy to lose heart when you’ve been trying to do things your own way for so long yet still not getting the response you’re after. Everyone’s human and people have a right to worry about whats happening with their lives… it’s hard to keep faith that “everything’ll be alright”, (which has been my mantra from day one), when it feels, ultimately, like no-one’s listening. “Alfie’s Lee Gorton (source).
The 7 inch release of People contains the album version of the title track along with Masquarade and Baddie that are not included on ‘Do You Imagine Things?’.
7 Inch Single Tracks.
Alfie – People. Official music video.
Alfie – Masquerade.
Alfie – Baddie.
If you like this record by Alfie you might also like this single from fellow Mancunians, Doves.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps. 7 inch record.
Maps was the song that brought Yeah Yeah Yeahs to the attention of mainstream audiences. While they’d been well known on the New York underground scene for sometime, it was this modern love song that got them extensive radio airplay.
The Patrick Daughters directed video for Maps became an instant hit on MTV. Karen O’s display of emotions while singing about her then boyfriend, Angus Andrew of post-punk band Liars gained the Yeah Yeah Yeahs a new set of fans.
The 7 inch of Maps also includes the track Countdown and a version of Miles Away recorded for The John Peel Show on BBC Radio.
Tracks On The Maps 7 Inch Record.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps. Official music video.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Countdown.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Miles Away (John Peel Session).