if you once played in an international hughly successful band, and went on to do your own thing, your past will inevitably haunt you. may it be the label, venues or magazines: everybody will name-drop to boost whatever they are selling. you will be almost always compared with what you have been, instead of what you have become, thus dimishing progress and the acutal experience.
Max Rafferty has such a history with The Kooks, but thats not important. his songs have their distinct style, without denying his origins, telling stories about real, tangible experiences. his torn trousers even seem to underline this, when he sings «you bring me to my knees».
songs played: «always lately» & «stay»