This new film about Oasis’s glory years is rousing, heart-rending and really f**king funny
Dark forces are at work here....
You know Cousteau have cracked it by the fact their self-titled debut album doesn't merely sound glum. Just quietly beautiful. This surpasses the slow, even depressing nature of most tracks here until you can barely tell whether smooth-throated Irish singer Liam McKahey is moaning about lost love or praising the fantastic state of his romantic life. As indie's unsung answer to Barry White, you're simply left overawed in the face of his crooning, every required shiver shooting down your spine.
With that voice, it's barely necessary to go overboard musically and Beirut-born songwriter Davey Ray Moor keeps it perfectly low-key. Hinting at the murky minimalism between Nick Cave and Tindersticks, Cousteau layer flutes, horns and violins over acoustic guitars and pianos and make the gorgeous lilt of debut single 'The Last Good Day Of The Year' already sound like a classic love song.
Sometimes, you see, darkness can be strangely welcoming.
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Two kings of the indie dancefloor unite for a warm, timeless take on 20th century pop and rock
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