Rory Williams Can Sing?! – Introducing Edmund.

Rory Williams Can Sing?! – Introducing Edmund.

Arthur Darvill in the studio [image courtesy of Edmund’s MySpace]

Just in case his character on Doctor Who hasn’t already made you fall in love with Arthur Darvill, the tumblr fangirls have unearthed something pretty spectacular: Arthur used to be [or possibly still is] in a band.  They’re called Edmund, and they’re actually really quite good!

It’s always a bit of a worry when actors think they’re musicians, but this is one of the rare cases where someone actually displays both talents.  Edmund’s music is that good kind of indie pop/rock that makes you look at bands like The Wombats and shake your head in disgust.  They manage to sound incredibly British without sounding like a direct copy of any other British band.  Arthur’s vocals remind me of Fyfe Dangerfield, but without the weird screaming and animal noises.

I managed to get my hands on a copy of their debut EP, Well Done You [available here from Corporation Records], and aside from the bizarre fourth track [an instrumental piece that is okay at first, but after a few plays turns into one of those really annoying video game soundtracks that make your head hurt], I’ve had it on repeat.  Still not convinced?  Listen to “Breaking Into Houses”.  And then buy the EP.  You know you want to.

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2 Comments

  • eric
    6 years ago

    also check out the track “thoughts on flying”

  • 6 years ago

    Ooh, yes. I think someone posted that one on tumblr. Very, very good.

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