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Monday, 8 February 2016

#540: Songs for Walter - Songs for Walter


Fascinating, engaging, heartfelt and nostalgic almost to the point of being personal; all terms you wouldn’t usually associate with stories about other people’s grandparents, but then, other people aren’t Manchester’s Laurie Hulme, and their grandparents aren’t the eponymous Walter. Writing a record about, or even occasionally from the perspective of, a deceased relative is never an easy feat to pull off, but it’s something Hulme, writing under his Songs for Walter pen-name, has managed here with both humour and sensitivity.