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Trench Art LOL is the latest and possibly last release from Teesside one-man left-field alt. pop provider Michael Baines under his Woolcraft moniker. Breaking out of lockdown from his Stockton analogue HQ, the one time Spit The Pips, Retardot and now Werbeniuk music meister has been responsible for six different albums over the past 15 years which have spanned musical genres but always bear the triple stripes of invention, accessibility and quality.

How typical of a man that makes music so hard to pigeonhole that he should make the final Woolcraft production one of those in between album and EP seven song affairs. Setting sail with the intriguingly named Rakkaudella Kuu, apparently Finnish for a moon worshipper, it is a tender and melodic attempt to calm the waxing and waning tidal swings of a werewolf. It segues straight into the hard hitting buzzsaw liberty-stripping two tone-esque of For The Workington Man.

Left-field, maybe, but Trench Art LOL is an instant hit personified by the calypso cover of Canadian maverick maestro Tom Holliston’s Show Business Giants’ stationery love song, Acres of Paper.

Woolcraft release Trench Art LOL on 2nd November

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