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Monday, 4 October 2010

Griff says; The woods are lovely, dark and deep

The woods are lovely, dark and deep, indeed. But on this occasion I'm not referring to Robert Frost's 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening' (and if you recognised the quote then award yourself 100 lovely 'Streetlamp' intellectual pretension points) but to 'Through the woods, divided', Mellow Dramatic Avenue's sixth album on the Kakadua Partnership label officially released today (October 4th).
Mellow Dramatic Avenue was formed in 1996 in Lund, Southern Sweden and their fine blend of down-tempo, organic, indie-folk/rock is available to hear and to download for free at their own band website and also at

'Through the woods, divided'
was recorded in the Rönnehill Studio during 2009/2010. The band state that; "The music will lead you right into the woods of heard and unheard stories".

The album features 11 songs, all with a melancholy, Autumnal vibe which makes it perfect listening for a dark, rainy evening's listening (and tonight in Scotland it's very wet and dark indeed). If you like your music slow, reflective and wistful; think Great lake Swimmers, Horse Feathers or Blind Pilot, then this lot should be right up your street.
In honour of the release of 'Through the woods, divided' , Ray has given track 8, 'Now That You're Gone', an appropriately arboreal video treatment.

Hope you liked that as much as we do. Now head over to the band's myspace or pages to hear the rest of the tracks and to leave the band a shout.


1 comment:

  1. Mellow Dramatic Avenue5 October 2010 at 02:18

    Hello Griff, you other Sighrens and Sad Pandas!

    Thanks a lot for your tremendous work with the video for "Now that you're gone". Was exactly the feeling we were after when we recorded the album, spot on Ray.

    You're all doing a great job with the Blog, it's nice to see that there are some pioneers out there working for the passion in music.

    Of course were honoured and a bit flattered from your attention.

    best regards

    Mellow Dramatic Avenue