It was a sad day for Brisbane when James X. Boyd moved to Edinburgh earlier in the year, so it’s super exciting to hear new stuff from him coming over the seas.
‘Paul K & The Downtown Specials’ is a low-key slice of the kind of deeply lovely jangle stuff that we expect from Boyd. It makes you feel good but in a sad kind of way that you don’t quite get but you definitely like. The lyrics are simple but striking (‘true romantics always sleep alone’), and you hear another great line every time you listen to the song, which you’ll want to do a lot.
You can download the track for free on James’ Bandcamp. While we’re there, check out this very sweet and weird home-movie style video.