Dave Amitri on The Lotus Eaters
mysterious and strange, or trying to appear like this
giving an impression of vague unworldliness or mystery.
“a rather fey romantic novelist”
My love of fey 80’s synth pop duos is well documented. It’s a strong genre in my musical world from China Crisis to The Associates and Blancmange it’s music that I love. So when I saw a vinyl copy of “No Sense of Sin”, The Lotus Eaters 1984 album that contains the magical “The First Picture of You” at the local car boot sale I decided to invest a pound and take it home. Singer and co writer Peter Coyle stares dreamily from the cover. No sign of keyboard playing co writer Jeremy “Jem” Kelly though. I played it once and it sort of drifted past me. A second play and it began to seep in until now when I’m wondering if I’ve found a lost gem. On top of that using the power of Google and wondering if there was a story behind The Lotus Eaters I wasn’t left disappointed, more on that later. This is no Thompson Twins style reappraisal, I’m not quite sure what it is but I hope » Continue Reading.