Debut release from Leeds/Sheffield-based quartet. Twelve short, achingly beautiful pieces of naïve, classically-influenced music, featuring guitar, accordion, violin, bass and spoken vocals.
"A dozen tracks in less than 19 minutes: starts out with 'Red Tricycle', all hauntinggypsy violin and bouncy folkish mystery. 'The Boo Girl' is like a sadder Penguin Cafe Orchestra. Dog Eared is like a more concise Rachels doing an instrumental Tindersticks. Mostly it's like a series of bittersweetly evocative instrumental sketches in acoustic guitar, violin, accordion, auto-harp and bass. Entirely dreamy and excellent, without trying too hard at all. Maybe next time they could stay a bit longer?" [George Parsons, Dream Magazine]
"Twelve tracks and 18 minutes in length, so criminally short and each song so brief that if you dare to pause for breath they’re gone in a flash. An irresistible melange of violins and accordions give this at times a feel of L'Augmentation's Bergerac-like soirees, especially on 'Boo Girl' and 'Dog Eared'. 'Big Eyes', the first of only two vocal tracks has a cinematic flavour with Francophile whispers that are strangely 'Allo 'Allo. Traces of God Speed You Black Emperor can be found being cajoled within 'Ginhead', the track producing a haunting melody that wouldn't be lost on Morricone's Once Upon a Time in the West soundtrack. 'Brain Cell' stretches the influences further with it's love for 60's TV spy themology, distantly reminiscent of Vendetta, and always threatening to go all out surf without a moments notice. The deadpan tragi-comedy tale of Albert the daydreamer in 'Curled Lip' adding a touch of comic pathos to the proceedings" [Mark Barton, Losing Today]
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