Generic Ratings: 1: Crap. 2: Okay. 3: Good. 4: Great
Yet another fantastic acoustic solo effort from James, this time a B-Side of Autumnsong. This one follows the same format as all the others but is a nice breather from all of the noise on Send Away The Tigers. The vocals follow the central riff, a sad line which echos the sparkling lyrics concerning, again, the battle between accepting defeat and struggling on regardless. Obviously the ‘comrades’ of the title evokes both Socialist feelings and thoughts of the band as a group of friends. Anyone with more than a base awareness of the group will be aware of both their political leanings and their closeness as people. It feels incredibly lonely with an us against them vibe, except the ‘us’ is maybe three people and the ‘them’ is the rest of the world. Easily one of band’s best acoustic efforts and certainly the best in the post TIMTTMY era.