Puddle City Racing Lights

by Windmill



"Subtly beautiful and hugely addictive.****4 Stars" - The Sunday Telegraph

"An impressive album of displacement anxiety with sonics to match. Think Mercury Rev making a break up album. ****4 Stars" - The Independent

"...his style is utterly his own. Timeless and graceful. Strings and percussion, ominous echoes and soft, sweet choirs add richness to tales of asthmatics and fashion houses, plastic pre-flight seats and boarding lounges that you can't help returning to. ****4 Stars" - The Guardian

"Windmill's lovely way with melody and borderline brilliant sense of the emotional dynamics between his own plaintive piano style, heartwrenching
cello and gorgeous washes of full-on strings." - MOJO

"The Mercury people should make a note because their will be no better British album this year - 10/10 ." - Comfort Comes

"It is almost impossible to find fault here,
Stunning, fragile and amazingly powerful, this is not an album you can afford to be without 5/5." - Rock Midgets

"Matthew Thomas Dillon producing star-swept piano-led alt.indie, like The Polyphonic Spree, Mecury Rev, Guided by Voices and The Flaming Lips all joining the same grief therapy group." - NME

"This is a rousing debut. Celebrating everything that's darkened and drastic in life." - The BIG issue

"Puddle City Racing Lights shines with promise and occasionally, showcases a very serious young talent. If you can't be arsed waiting for the next Flaming Lips or Brigh Eyes album, it might be worth parting with £12 and listening to indie's newest son." - CLASH

"Dillon might be a great British eccentric in the making" -UNCUT

"It’s an album that can in parts make you
get up and jump around the room like a complete lunatic and stop you in your tracks the next. *****5 stars" - Gigwise

"Has the potential of becoming the soundtrack to your life 9/10" - Lunapark6

"Don't be fooled into thinking a finer record will be released this year. This is deliriously addictive with every track a winner, and that's why the record works as an absolute whole." - FLUX

"The Mercury Music Prize panel need look no further than right here when they’re drawing up their shortlist later on in the year. ‘Puddle City Racing Lights’ is that good. Once it’s in your CD player, it’s hard to get out again and these instantly memorable, timeless songs are worthy of a special place in all of your hearts." - The White Noise Revistited

"Puddle City Racing Lights’ is a timeless album ripe for building your life around. - 9.9/10" - Cow and Field

"Magnificent and unexpected." - Under The Radar

"One of my favourite new discoveries." - USA Today

"An undiscovered treasure - **** 4 Stars." - The Sun

"For us writers and listeners that find ourselves looking for music under the radar, Windmill could very well be an artist that in the years to come, we will look as to a classic of our own." - Consequence of Sound


released May 21, 2007

All songs written by Matthew Thomas Dillon



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"An exquisite and imaginative London talent, Windmill combines star-gazing and shoe-gazing without a hint of mediocre middle ground…” - BBC

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