Lonely Boy And Other Tragedies

by Lonely Boy

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  • Featuring: the Lonely Boy comic*, chords*, the lyrics in full, small tidbits of trivia, and an introduction by Eivind Kirkeby.

    Printed 2007.

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A collaborative mini-album between Antony Harding (Ant, Hefner) and Eivind Kirkeby (The Society of Poor Academics).

Originally released in 2007 on Filthy Little Angels in the UK, then in 2008 on Series Two Records in the US.


● Rips of the original demo tapes. Be warned, they're full of tape hiss and distortion.

● The original Lonely Boy comic strip as well as a comic strip ad for the release. Both written and illustrated by Eivind Kirkeby.

● Chords for all the songs, as tabbed by Antony Harding.


"Lonely boys Eivind Kirkeby and Antony Harding have created a lovely bunch of sweet and quiet songs about love, just as any self-respecting Scandinavian Indiepopper would do. Although their lyrics may declare “I’m so tired about songs about girls and love,” they do a phenomenal job singing about just that." - WLUR 91.5 FM Virginia

"It’s heartfelt, innocent and ever so slightly fey stuff that is almost apologetically charming and none the worse for that. In a world of brash confidence without depth, that is something to cherish to be sure." - tangents.co.uk

"It would be easy to dismiss songs like the title track "Lonely Boy" and "Girls and Love" as sub-Morrissey whining but there is more to this band than that. Whilst there is a definite lack of jaunty sing-alongs, the songs are too well constructed with lyrics that show warmth and compassion for the human condition to be depressing. So, while most of us turn to drink or drugs to fill the emptiness of our lives, Lonely Boy instead write sad little songs in their bedsits. The worrying thing here is that these songs may have more relevance to most people than they would care to admit." - bluesbunny.com

"For the most part it’s bloody lovely! So if you’ve ever been a lonely boy (or girl) you should definitely hunt this record down. It would be another tragedy not to, quite frankly" - soundsxp.com

"It's innocent and wistful which makes it so compelling and loveable." - isthismusic.com

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released May 28, 2013

Music by Antony Harding.
Words by Eivind Kirkeby.



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