the lilac time
no sad songs
The follow-up to 2007's 'Runout Groove' marries stephen Duffy’s idiosyncratic, literate lyrics to a downbeat Americanised sound, steel to the fore.
according to Duffy "recording 'No Sad Songs' has been as enthralling as making the first album & it was reassuring to find we still sound like us". the lilac time's brand of gentle, wistful folk rock later gave birth to the likes of Belle And Sebastian & The Kings Of Convenience but their unique sound is as relevant now as it was in the 80s & this "comeback" album proves they still have so much to offer. for fans of roddy frame or richard hawley. "quietly triumphant. Duffy has always had a wonderfully relaxed way with a tune coupled with a warm, dreamy atmospheric and both strengths are fully present and correct on this consistently strong record" - music ohm.