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Maybe Myrtle Tyrtle – This Love Of Mine

Cuts, cuts, cuts – they’re even impacting the music industry these days. Now down to a recession-busting four-piece, eccentric musical magpies Maybe Myrtle Tyrtle are back with the single “This Love Of Mine”, their sixth self-release on the band’s own Trees Are Good imprint – a run that has included a #1 placing on the indie download chart no less, albeit for just a couple of hours.

Recorded very recently in a little cottage on the picturesque Isle of Arran, “This Love Of Mine” is immediately noticeable as less rousing than the seedier previous offering “Into Your Room”, yet, at its core, there remains the same deep appreciation for interesting and intriguing song-craft.

Against a bed of Spanish-sounding plucking and, courtesy of some real low-end bass strings, a Greek-cum-Balkan herky jerk, frontman Robbie Humphries once again leads the charge, having reigned in parts of his hootin’ and howlin’ in favour of an accomplished croon. He nevertheless also takes the time to bust out an occasional overblown turn or two to pleasing effect.

Though a reasonably simple tracking and layering of instrumentation, a certain coherency and depth is added to “This Love Of Mine” by the band’s breathless – and breathtaking – enthusiasm. Maybe Myrtle Tyrtle are a one-off and make no mistake, the sort of hyper-attractive rarity that collectors cherish.

~”This Love Of Mine” is released April 18th 2011 on digital and limited edition CD formats. Maybe Myrtle Tyrtle can also be caught live this summer at the Secret Garden Party and, perhaps, Glastonbury festivals amongst others.~



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