“Literate pop is such a rarity that when a song does come along it raises my eyebrows, and Seaborne Spider did indeed cause some eyebrow liftage.
I know it’s lazy journalism, but I really could not help thinking about The Smiths. The lead vocalist has the same Morrisean drawl (and lyrical slant), while the music has that jangly 80′s drumbeat combination, with a dash of swaggering romanticism. But it’s the lyrics that are the clear winner, and they aren’t too obtuse either, for the melody keeps everything afloat. Think of this track as that friend who puts an arm round your shoulder and comforts you when you’re feeling a bit down.
Definitely a keeper of a track.”