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This is glum as fuck. No two ways about it. But, heck, it’s beautiful: beautiful in its solemn, burly vocals, beautiful in its regal woodwind, beautiful in its unexpectedly up-tempo (despite said glumness) beat. Plaintive has never been so pleasing. I also like how, just when you’re expecting a second chorus or whatever we’re calling the instrumental refrain, Halls‘ new song just ends, without fanfare or flourish, just simply ends.
11/08 0 comments
Here’s something unusual for a Sunday morning. For over two minutes, Encore involves slow, snoozy swirls of guitar noise: astro-pop as Groves themselves call it. Then suddenly, after a yawny lull, a full vocal kicks in, remembering an isolated moment in a maudlin tone, and the fivepiece take us off into shoegaze or mumblecore territory, Deptford Goth with grunt, a bottom-of-the-barrel blues dirge. How wonderful to hear something so inventive.
16/07 0 comments
I thought I was seeing Arthur Beatrice play tonight… only to find out the gig’s next Tuesday instead. Nevermind: it gives me more time to fall for this gentle new song, which, rather like a The xx song that’s not fronted by Romy, feels strange and foreign with Ella consigned to second vocalist. The week’s delay also means I can turn up to the show having purchased Carter, for the EP – which this song hails from – comes out on Monday.
11/07 0 comments
…and nor is Monument Valley‘s latest, once again featuring Kerry Leatham’s vocals…
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