Debut single from The Hanging Stars on The Great Pop Supplement label. With some deep psychedelic vibes, caught somewhere between the grey skies of Walthamstow and the orange tinted light of California. Utilising traditional folk lyrics and adding a dash of pop psychedelia, this single highlights the band’s trippy sounds.
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We all like a bit of folk music played with guitars set to jangle. A Byrds-like updating of an old folk song is exactly what we get on ‘Golden Vanity’ - they found the song on an old Alan Lomax collection, slathered it in classic late ‘60’s folk rock vibes and sung some sweetly stacked harmonies over it. It’s perfectly Byrds meets Fairport Convention. Overleaf is an original ‘Floodbound’ which drifts along in a sea of harmonies and stinging, folk like guitars.
They have a lovely, lovely sound and fans of gentle folky psychedelia are going to love this….AND one of them is called Horse...or is a horse - I’m not sure.
10/10 Marq Royal Customer review, 9th April 2015
It's a perfect single. Both tracks are just beautiful. Golden Vanity is I believe based on an old folk lyric. Its a gorgeous riff layered epic with a chiming and cascading guitar lines. On Floodbound the pedal steel really carries this one along with a kind of road movie feel; we're going somewhere.. It's a subtle take on this difficult area of music and The Hanging Stars certainly do not do the obvious. The vocals harmonies are always dominant and dreamy, add to this the mixture of country pedal steel, folk and west coast psychedelia, result; delicious. The sort of songs you want never to end.
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