Ambulance Ltd – Ambulance Ltd

Having signed to TVT in 2001, this is the long-awaited and much anticipated debut album from Ambulance Ltd, a mixture of carefully planned and constructed indie and carefree sun drenched pop.

After the opening instrumental Yoga Means Union, the first complete sign of the quality of this band’s songwriting talent is Primitive (The Way I Treat You) – it’s the barely audible percussive piano playing one chord throughout the song that really makes it. Further glowing displays of talent and small but all-important touches come on the single, Stay Where You Are, Sugar Pill, with its simple but effective percussion, and a stunning cover of The Velvet Underground’s The Ocean, which apparently moved Lou Reed to tears when he heard it.

This is one of those albums that sparks the imagination into life, wherever you are when you hear it it’ll be summer in your head. For example, right now I’m in a train carriage that stinks of piss but in my head I’m lying in a field, half asleep with the sun on my face. Ah, you gotta love the power of music.

Label: TVT Records
Website: www.ambulancenyc.com
Release date: 14th March 2005

Tracklist:

  1. Yoga Means Union
  2. Primitive (The Way I Treat You)
  3. Anecdote
  4. Heavy Lifting
  5. Ophelia
  6. Stay Where You Are
  7. Sugar Pill
  8. Michigan
  9. Stay Tuned
  10. Swim
  11. Young Urban
  12. The Ocean [hidden track]

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