The new Good Shoes album, No Hope, No Future, turned up in the post this week, and rather splendid it is too – jerk-pop par excellence. But it's the cover that I want to mention here. I was looking at it while I played the CD, and it took me a few tracks to fall in. It's the swimming pool at Crystal Palace! I grew up round that way, so from the outside it's a familiar sight (from the inside, not so much; being a lazy bastard I can't recall ever having gone swimming there), and a glance at the photos inside the CD booklet confirmed it. So there you go. Made me smile anyway.
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