Love & Other Vices
'Love and Other Vices' is Stryngs' second recorded offering. The album is a collection of songs that offer something for the heart and the mind. The band puts great store by the quality of Strings' lyrics, and the musicianship is of a high standard throughout. They believe that the song is greater than the sum of it's parts; there is no flashy, attention-grabbing playing, only fine settings for the voice and lyrics. The line-up remains drums, bass and acoustic guitar at the core, supporting female vocals. Piano, violin, Hammond organ and mandolin complete the sonic picture. Run My Pen Dry; Two passions, combined. The Aeroplane Collector; Some people don't change, they just get more boring. Anywhere But Understood; Travelling to know, and to escape being known. Cartwheels Over The Watering Can; 'Nascent soul I nearly knew; you are not forgotten' Hidden Tattoo; Do you feel guilty if you don't measure up? Dragonfly; A free spirit given shelter. Angela; Someone that couldn't be helped. Rubber Chicken Soup; Ever had someone rock your world? Parachute Games; 'A huge, white mushroom cloud sinks soft without casualties'. Sweet As Lemons; Sometimes, you can't see yourself as others see you. The Lonely Man; A tale of unrequited lust. Eremos; Drawing the hermit from his shelter. Middle England Cross; 'Like a pearl, the oyster is her world'.