Those Unfortunates - Those Unfortunates- Arthur Lowe

from by Walk Upright / Those Unfortunates

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Strictly limited edition 7" split single- the first release from London indie label Midnight Bell.
    One side- 'No Control' by Walk Upright. Other side- 'Arthur Lowe' by Those Unfortunates.
    Vinyl purchase includes free digital downloads of both tracks, plus bonus download tracks 'Paint It White' by Walk Upright and 'Raymond's Perfect World' by Those Unfortunates, and an exclusive Walk Upright cover version of Those Unfortunates' Arthur Lowe.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Walk Upright/Those Unfortunates split single via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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about

Those Unfortunates are a fourpiece who write songs that aim for the wit and warmth of The Kinks and Television Personalities. They are self-deprecating, for the most part, and self-contained. They sound harder than they sound.

Arthur Lowe is a nonsense song about the comic character actor, Arthur Lowe. It bolts off at a hundred miles an hour, looting gleefully from the best bits of Buzzcocks’ Boredom, The Owl and The Pussycat and Noel Coward, before it arrives, gears grinding, at a premature conclusion. A nod and a wink, and it’s gone.

Those Unfortunates have received airplay on BBC Radio 6, with DJ Tom Robinson describing them as ‘daft and irresistible… [with] the lightness of touch and complete assurance found among all genuine Great British Eccentrics.’ In 2014, they hosted Unlondon, a free festival of literature, music and visual art inspired by the unloved, lost and imaginary sides of the capital city. It was a success, and they plan to hold another in 2015.

lyrics

Arthur Lowe
Arthur Lowe's,
The strangest body
Beneath his clothes,
I mustn't though
But did you know?
He's chicken thighs and pigeon toes.

And nothing grows
On Arthur Lowe,
No flies, no hair
Moustachioed
He still is though
A mystery is Arthur Lowe

Went to sea,
Pea green boat,
The owl, the cat
And Arthur Lowe
Lent him five notes
Well I'll be blowed
The last I saw of Arthur Lowe

credits

from Walk Upright​/​Those Unfortunates split single, released February 20, 2015

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