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You Chose These Woes

by Model Village

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Model Village return with their second album ‘You Chose These Woes’, though on a technicality this could really be their debut. 2012’s ‘A Solution To Everything’ was a compilation of early singles, which no less than The Line Of Best Fit described thus: “As deft as The Shins at their finest and completely ace with it”. That’s an accurate comparison because this new album features subtly brilliant indie-pop with nods toward folk and country.

Featuring no less than three lead singers, the Model Village line-up for ‘You Chose These Woes’ stabilised in their Cambridge hometown during writing and recording after a few months of personnel changes. Unashamedly grown-up, the songwriting on these songs is mature, confident and, crucially, utterly memorable. It’s a terrible burden, but the band wear it with unpretentious dignity. ‘You Chose These Woes’ is ultimately a superbly realised set of songs in which ordinary people search for connections and meaning through the power of great songs. Beautifully simple. That’s a rare thing.


released January 13, 2014

All tunes written and performed by Model Village:
Dan, Ian, Kenny, Kevin, Piers and Rachel.

Recorded and mixed by Ben Phillips at Lightship95 on Bow Creek, London and by Sam Inglis at a secret watermill on the River Nene, Northants.

Mastered by Carl Saff.
Artwork by Paul Rains


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Model Village Cambridge, UK


We are Model Village, some kind of pop group from South-ish East-ish England with a form book as long as your arm where previous bands are concerned. None of that matters now though, so come and revel in the Model Village of the future.

Lily, Dan, Ian, Piers, and Kenny are the current members of the residents’ committee.
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