This is the process I usually go through when acquiring music.
So, as you can clearly see in Fig 1, there can be quite a convoluted route to get me to part with my cash. We shall call this ‘Consumer-driven Filtration’ (CDF) (as opposed to to the very direct route favoured by record companies, which we can call ‘Leona’).
Imaging my surprise, when, just minutes after declaring that I would listen to no more new music til the new year, so lost was in in noughties and 2009 nostalgia, that I found young David Turpin.
First he released his second album back in October. I heard nothing of him til Wednesday last.
Track turned out to be a slick ditty reminiscent of Herbert, Kelley Polar or Roisín Murphy’s clever little gay brother. It also managed to get strings and massed vocals in and be a bit slyly epic.
I was sold. Straight on to iTunes and did a quick sweep of the 30-second previews of the other tracks on his ‘Haunted!’ album.
Reader, I purchased it. And it’s superb. Sometimes just having the musical goods is enough to make me part with the cash without the palaver.