Articles By: Andrew Evans
To keep us topped up with LO goodness until then, the twosome have dropped third single ‘Wonderkind’. Four-and-a-half minutes of dreamy kaleidoscope pop, the great thing about this track is that underpinning the lushness and the trickery is a melody
New single, ‘Sadie’, the first release from an as-yet-untitled EP that will come later in the year, is a falsetto drenched slice of goodness that bubbles away on a rousing after-dark synth line
The video for it is beautiful, consisting of young couples doing things that only ever seem to work on film, such as lighting flares and laying down in meadows and running in slow motion, hand in hand.
The track itself is a rootin’ tootin’ cowboy bootin’ pleasure, and highlights Carr’s gravely voice over the top of rolling acoustic guitar and some choice handclaps
As you can see they are pretty simple. Big graphic on the front. Plain back. These beauties are printed onto super soft, premium cotton. They are softer than a baby’s bum and fresher than a daisy.
This is pop. There is saxophone. Borrell still knows how to write a ludicrous lyric. But, most importantly perhaps, the melody and Borrell’s deliver are top drawer. There is fun in here, there is playfulness in here.
At 2.12 minutes long it doesn’t muck around and it’s pulsating drums and clanging guitar make it one of the more urgent songs in the band’s already impressive arsenal
Some songs seem to capture perfectly the woozy intoxication that goes along with a night out with a good group of people. This new cut by Cymbals is one of those songs
New single, ‘Shimmer’, has a sliver of Peace about it, mixed with just a punch of early Muse, and comes out of the blocks like a freight train, whipping itself up into a cyclone of guitars and echoey, reverbed vocals
‘Lose Your Colour’ sits somewhere between Eliza Doolittle and Norah Jones and is the sound of summer condensed into a three-and-a-half minute pop ditty.
Built around echoey handclaps, a swirling synth and Emma Oppen’s lighter-than-air vocal it’s safe to say this is another slice of summer courtesy of your new favourite band