Another Sunny Day, London Weekend

Douglas Wolk

By Douglas Wolk

on 10.13.11 in Reviews

Harvey Williams was arguably Sarah’s MVP — he played in bands including Blueboy, the Field Mice and Northern Picture Library — but Another Sunny Day was his initial solo vehicle, and it’s become a shibboleth for indie-pop enthusiasts. (Belle and Sebastian named a song after them; Fucked Up have covered their statement of purpose “Anorak City.”) London Weekend compiles ASD’s string of 1988-90 singles. “I’m In Love with a Girl Who Doesn’t Know I Exist” is the epitome of twee heartbreak, and “You Should All Be Murdered” is extraordinary — a song that reveals the rage underneath the twee pose of gentility, and cracks open halfway through to unleash a serpentine guitar solo.