To my excitement, I recently came across more than an album's worth of old homemade demos from the Clap Your Hands Say Yeah frontman. While a lot of them could succintly be described as "boring", there are some gems, such as early versions of 2 of my personal favourite CYHSY songs; Heavy Metal and Lost and Found. Fully formed and near-pristinely recorded, many of the featured songs serve to reinforce the opinion that Ounsworth is more of a solo artist with a backing band than the group's frontman. The harmonies, keyboards and trademark whine are all intact but when percussion is included, it's in the form of a singular drum machine loop. The whole thing makes for an extremely interesting insight into the evolution of one of the current biggest indie stars and a glimpse as to where the seeds were planted for a classic debut album.
Over And Over
Pass Along This Way
I Think I'd Like To Go Back To Heaven