Kruger Album Reviews Mockingbird Wish Me Luck Days Come And Go
Taking their name from a Bukowski poetry collection, Mocking Bird, Wish Me Luck aren’t haunted by the misanthropy of the Poet Laureate of Skid Row, instead creating a world of wistful nostalgia that draws obvious comparison to Kings of Convenience and Belle & Sebastian. Everything from the album title and cover to the final note is drenched in a sepia hue, which while affording the album a timeless blush, suggests an over attachment to their influences, starting at Simon and Garfunkle and following a linear path through to today. As a fan of all of the above, it works for me, but some may find it too narrow. The real strength of the album lies in the orchestration, with trombones, flutes and fiddles adding a never-superfluous warmth to an already sincere album of hindsight and regret. Standout track Let’s Watch The Sunrise suggests the potential to usurp KoC as Scandinavia’s finest exponents of indiefolk.