Track: The Last Good Day of The Year
Tags: chamber pop, lounge, downtempo, sophisticated, melancholic, autumn, english, british, chill, chillout, my gang rotw
Similar: Nick Cave, Richard Hawley, Tindersticks, Black, Colin Vearncombe, The Divine Comedy, Scott Walker
Ever since I first heard this song at the beginning of the decade, I've played a little game come the end of summer - to note the last good day of the year when it comes and to make the most of it. The rules are: it has to be as summery as possible, warm, dry, sunny; it has to be as late in the year as possible, the further into autumn the better; I have to treat myself to something simple, usually an ice cream; and I have to play the song.
Mr Whippy 99 ice cream with raspberry sauce and a Cadbury's Flake, for Liam McKahey who is probably missing these things now he has emigrated to Australia