Hotter Than a Canteen

by Gary Lover

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Probably the most outlandish track on the album, I don’t even know how the lyrics came about, picking apples? eating baked beans? A song for the foodies maybe. I had a problem with the cost of living, and the high price of just buying the things you needed to survive, against the mirroring of how ridiculous the material world has become, nothing never seems to be enough, just give us more more more, it doesn’t matter what the fuck it is, just make it, we’ll buy it, stick it in the machine and let it work on everyone. “When you’re pointing arrows, when you’re killing thieves" ; people around the world dying just trying to get a decent meal. Ah I don’t know, there’s something not right going on in this world if we find it ok in wasting money, effort and time on a shitshow like Brexit, when really there're so many more important things to be addressing.

Gary Lover is the solo project and guise of London-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gareth Hoskins. Gareth uses an array of instrumentation and songwriting capabilities not to mention his brash, evocative lyrics all serving to create a sound somewhere outlandishly wedged between soft rock, electronic, acoustic, post-punk, country and blues.


released September 4, 2020


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