Monday, September 12, 2016

Song Of The Week: 9/11/16

Song: "Blood Bank" (Bon Iver cover)

Artist: A Great Notion

Album: "A Little Scared" EP

Year: 2014

Place Of Origin: Peterborough, United Kingdom

Years Active: 2010-present


"Blood Bank" appears to be a song about a relationship between two people, beginning with the initial encounter, moving to a part where their love for each other is reciprocated and finally, to the point where they foresee their lives as always together with children in their future. It's kinda like the past, the present and the future and all the while, even at their first meeting, you feel like they know that this love at first site is going to turn into something more and they will forever be entwined together. "Blood Bank" was originally written and performed by the American indie folk band Bon Iver in 2009. A Great Notion covered this song for their 2014 "A Little Scared" EP.

A GREAT NOTION DISCOGRAPHY (Full length albums only):

2012 - Fun With Swifts (Ashes Records)
2013 - Possibilities (Self Released)


A Great Notion is an acoustic/folk/punk project of Jordy, who plays in the bands Evil Macaroni and Sammy's Fatal Mistake, two bands entrenced in the Peterborough, U.K. punk scene. The band first broke on the scene with the "Still Singing" EP in 2010. Along with their two full length albums, 2012's "Fun With Swifts" and 2013's "Possibilities", A Great Notion also released the "Demos" EP and a split 7" with Andrew Cream in 2011, a split 7" with Luke Hilly & The Cavalry in 2013 and the "A Little Scared" EP in 2014. Most recently, the band was on the bill on the Leeds, U.K. "Scene Better Days Fest 2016" in August of 2016. A Great Notion brings a brand of acoustic/folk/punk with their sound. They do at times, however, incorporate some electric instrumentation in some of their songs but acoustic guitars are at the foundation of what their music is all about. If you are a fan of bands such as Onward, Etc, Chuck Ragan, The Horrible Crowes, FM359 or Flatfoot 56, then you would probably enjoy the music of A Great Notion. It's been quite commonplace for punk rock bands, or at least bands with punk rock roots to explore the acoustic format and A Great Notion is no different. I would say they aren't one of the top acoustic folk punk bands, but good enough to warrant being checked out.


1. Black Lungs
2. Anywhere
3. Sleep Well
4. Long Live Tonight
5. Drinking For Possibilities
6. This Isn't Kansas
7. Ode To The Grove
8. Late Nights In The Morning Sun
9. Insecure V (Political Jam)
10. 5th February

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