Jamie Lockhart moved down from Scotland to Wakefield some years ago and set about producing a bunch of great records (The Cribs, Pulled Apart By Horses etc etc) alongside his own, which he releases as Mi Mye. This song is the second to be released from his fifth album The Sympathy Sigh, which is inspired by Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea, which is a parable for living your goddamn life and never giving up, which is righteous.

I tend to get stuck on particular songs and listen to them over and over until I've exhausted the situation through in my brain. This one has been my go to for the last week or so and I'm really happy to be able to share it with you. It's one of those warm comforting blankets that you need when all your windows to the world show an island on fire, with bigots pissing their alcohol-laden streams all over it, which only serve to feed the fucking flames.

We all need music to wrap ourselves up in, music that says it's ok, music that inspires some feeling within us to remind us that we are alive... and then the snare drum does that bap bap fill, and they all stamp on their pedals, and we all get whisked off to happyland with the confetti cannons and the unbridled joy promised by existence.

The personal is political. Take care of yourselves. Hit play.

Mi Mye are throwing a couple of parties to celebrate the launch of "The Sympathy Sigh"

  • 5/8 - The Red Shed, Wakefield (Album Launch).
  • 6/8 - The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (Album Launch).

Visit their website to find out more and for gods sake pre-order the album which comes out on August the 5th.