The return of The Miserable Rich

Wednesday, 1 June 2011, 12:47 | Category : Good new stuff, Songs
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The Miserable Rich’s second album Of Flight and Fury sort of passed me by last year while I was looking elsewhere, but now it’s time for me to get excited about their third album. And this time they’re going cinematic. As if their previous work didn’t have a suave sweep to it, 2011 sees James [...]

Seven Songs: The Miserable Rich

Wednesday, 18 November 2009, 17:17 | Category : Seven Songs
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The first time I saw The Miserable Rich, one of the stand-out songs from their set was the cover of Hot Chip’s Over and Over. Usually the best cover versions are those which totally re-interpret a song and somehow keep the spirit of the original intact, and their version certainly did that. Look it up [...]

The Miserable Rich - Twelve Ways to Count

Tuesday, 24 February 2009, 0:08 | Category : Reviews
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This post is long overdue - about five months. I’d only vaguely heard of The Miserable Rich before I caught their late-night set at End of the Road last year, and was mightily impressed. Their chamber folk-pop charmed and even quietened some of the inebriated crowd, in equal parts louche and melancholy. If they have [...]