Yule tide greetings from A Sunny Day In Glasgow. Sketch for Winter I: New Christmas Classics is the festive offering from the Philly group. Full of church bells, catchy synths, excited bass lines and soft vocalisations. It will give you a certified indie pop Christmas, plus there is a Mariah cover on there, brill! Out on cassette tape from Geographic North.
Tape £7.99 GN24
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- Sketch for Winter I: New Christmas Classics by A Sunny Day In Glasgow
With just 316 days to christmas we thought we’d get in early with this festive treat from clever sod shoegazers A Sunny Day in Glasgow. Now I’m not sure what has happened in recent years to this band but they are a lot cleaner and more streamlined than before and there last album a little less interesting than I was expecting.
On the opening tune ‘Shut Your Mouth, it’s Christmas’ they do a pretty straight Spector-ish impression that is probably too cloyingly sweet unless you’ve already started on the eggnog. Elsewhere, ‘Saturn Pulls Me Apart’ is much, much more interesting sounding more like how I remember them for the first couple of albums in that it’s that all-over-the-place art/pop/gaze that is similar to that peddled by Medicine. Overleaf they do a hymn like Vaughan Williams composition which would sound pretty nice at Christmas and a couple of other tunes that sound pretty decent.
Aaanyway - it’s a Christmas record - you won’t want to listen to it in February but its limited and worth keeping hold of until the decorations go back up again (August).
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