And now. Midland Lullabies This is the album Pritchard always wanted to make .Why? Because he always wanted to make a mark as a shabby suited crooner. Midland Lullabies is songs from the Midlands about continental issues bathed in a crooning, piano drenched style that Pritchard has been perfecting over two years! Complete with sumptuous, at times almost Brechtian strings. We visit Iolanda a tragic Parisian heroine who you could meet in the newsagents in Wednesbury or in a cemetery in Montmartre. Hey Iolanda, eat your curly fries and celebrate! On Forever you may ask yourself: Are you in Shibuya, Hamburg or Birmingham or just inside Pritchards head? The Last Temptation of Brussels! Well, there is a plaque about the fight between two symbolist scribblers in Brussels. Is Pritchard recounting French poetic history or his own? Or is it all just 60s swagger? Whether Pritchard is riding a scooter bathed in pink or watching life changed by thoughtless intent, even if he listens as Lucifer sings on an out of tune piano, he always keeps his dream of writing the perfect pop song alive. On Thanks Bill tells us about photo shutters in black and white, an image of the door to the moon. Has he been staying in the Beat Hotel? Or rather The Waggon and Horses? Whatever! What a beautiful, plaintive, almost mystical song Thanks is. more!