Album: Freshly Cut Sandwiches
Label: Self Released
Tracks: 10

Hailing from Pompey and fortunate enough to be able to overwinter in Florida, singer/songwriter draws on inspiration from both sides of the pond to create an album, "Freshly Cut Sandwiches", though in fairness that time in the winter sun seems to have provided slightly more of the bias and possibly the positivity, though as likely that's because it was where the album was recorded.

Whilst I don't recognise any of the names Miggi has brought in to play on the album, he seems to have found a great corp of musicians to bring life to his songs and they are songs that are full of life, even on the rare occasions he delves into the darker aspects of it.

The focus of the songs have an acoustic country pop feel, though some of the instrumentation is electric and also includes some classic organ. Likewise it also includes some great slices of fiddle, harmonica and pedal steel.

Tracks like "Lipstick And Limousines" also pick up an English new wave sound, with a Squeeze circa "Cool For Cats" era vibe coming through, picking up on some almost understated cynicism, which is never a bad thing.

I get the impression Miggi isn't looking to have stardom thrust upon him, more that he's enjoying making music and if people like it enough to buy it, that's fine by him. It's an attitude that seems to have brought a relaxed recording and one that's easy to relate to. It probably ain't going to set the world on fire, but it does have more than enough spark to get a decent sized flame going, what the heck, why not.

Neil King

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