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Electric Cables Electric Cables CD (2012)
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Lightships songs After over 20 years playing in Teenage Fanclub and a few playing with the Pastels, Lightships is Gerard Love's first crack at a solo career. Gathering up friends like Bob Kildea from Belle & Sebastian, Tom Crossley of International Airport, and original TFC drummer Brendan O'Hare, Love spent time between TFC records and tours crafting a beguiling album that has roots in the chiming guitar pop sound he helped create but is far more atmospheric and low-key. Love's songs in the Fanclub are often the band's most direct and powerfully pop, but on Electric Cables he approaches the songs much more subtly, burying the rhythm guitars deep in the mix and adding all kinds of sound on top. His (and Dave McGowan's) guitar lines snake around the melodies gracefully, Crossley's flute floats through like a peaceful bird, and the album is swimming in tremolo and delay but not so much that it buries the beauty of Love's melodies and the heartwarming quality his vocals (both alone and in harmony) effortlessly transmit. A good reference point to the sound of Lightships would be "Vivid Youth," the enchanting song Love co-wrote on the Pastels/Tenniscoats album Two Sunsets. Like that song, the bulk of the album here has a late-autumn feel, very pastoral and peaceful with only the stray loud chorus (as on the uplifting "Silver and Gold") to break the mood a little. Even the tracks that ...
Sweetness In Her Spark Sweetness In Her Spark  (2012)
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Fear and Doubt EP Fear and Doubt EP Vinyl LP (2012)
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Lightships CD discography Track Listing of songs: Fear And Doubt; Silver And Gold; Cavalcade; University Avenue;

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Lightships Songs

Popular or famous Lightships music songs: Silver and Gold, Sweetness In Her Spark, Stretchin' Out, Girasol, Two Lines, Photosynthesis, Warmth of the Sun. More music songs Every Blossom, Muddy Rivers, Sunlight To the Dawn, Cavalcade, Fear and Doubt In the Frozen Dawn, Do Your Thing. More music songs University Avenue. See All Songs

Lightships Biography

Lightships CD discography The solo project from Teenage Fanclub bassist/vocalist Gerard Love, Artist makes melodic folk- and rock-inflected pop. Centering around Love's vocals, songwriting, and guitar playing, Artist also features contributions from Tom Crossley of International Airport and the Pastels, Dave McGowan, a member of TFC's touring band, and Bob Kildea of Belle & Sebastian, as well as original Teenage Fanclub drummer Brendan O'Hare. Artist released its debut album, Electric Cables, on Geographic in 2012. ~ Matt Collar

Lightships albums Key Personnel

Member NameWorked With
Dave McGowan
Jim McCulloch
Gerard Love
Brendan O'Hare
Tom Crossley
Bal Cooke

Lightships music CDs Contemporaries

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