My Brother Woody – When Summer Comes Around


It may sound like a Father Ted catchphrase but My Brother Woody’s debut ‘It’s a Long Way From That Sort of Thing You Were Raised’ draws from an altogether different inspiration. Attempting to top the west coast harmonies of the Beach Boys is a dangerous preoccupation but in the hands of Pugwash’s Thomas Walsh and My Brother Woody’s Mike Cleare the results are almost always satisfying. ‘Wish I Was A DJ’ had been knocking around my music player for a few years so I was really looking forward to hearing how a My Brother Woody long player would sound. I wasn’t disappointed as the album contains a clutch of low-slung beauties to watch the sun go down. The frothy swish of ‘When Summer Comes Around’ is probably my favourite but it was a close run thing with both ‘Another Wave of Harmony’ and ‘Getting Old Goes With Getting Fat’ hauling a trawler’s worth of sweet hooks. It all points to a great future, if My Brother Woody can build on his undoubted potential there should be plenty of thrills in store. KD

My Brother Woody – When Summer Comes Around

More Info: Official & Myspace
Buy Songs: My Brother Woody
Year: 2007

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3 Comments

  1. July 23, 2008
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    Decent stuff alright

  2. July 25, 2008
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    Well, quiet good, but he still lacks something I think. Something is not complete with him I would say. May be a bit uniqueness.

  3. Anonymous
    October 29, 2010
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    Dropping right out of the bargain bin and into the “FREE” to a good home section it’s the debut album from My Brother Woody. I added a couple of bonus tracks for the “hardcore” fans – http://mybrotherwoody.bandcamp.com/

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