NME.COM

Au Revoir Simone

The Bird Of Music (Moshi Moshi)

With a heart heaving and childish innocence imbuing every song, are Au Revoir Simone Moshi Moshi’s answer to Arcade Fire? Erika, Heather and Annie certainly suggested a certain cinematic sensibility shared by those crazy canucks on debut ‘Verses Of Comfort, Assurance & Salvation’. But, as is clear on their second album, their Casio-keyboard consoling, minor chord-thrilling world is one of tiny explosions, not Salvation Army bombasts. With the vocals recorded in the shower stall at the studio, the album is kiss-you-on-the-cheek intimate. From the Go-Go’s-doing-Stereolab melody of ‘Dark Halls’, to the ambient ‘Lark’, this album skulks around with deathly grace like a wolf skirting around Brooklyn Bridge at 3am. Pretty, perverse and almost perfect.



Priya Elan
7 / 10

Share This

More Reviews

Flowdan - 'Disaster Piece' Review

With Skepta and Stormzy dragging hard lyricism into the mainstream, Flowdan’s blunt rap suddenly feels on trend

Album

JPNSGRLS - 'Divorce' Review

The Canadian band bring little to the table with their second album of meat-and-potatoes tunes

Album

'The BFG' - Film Review

Spielberg’s take on the beloved Roald Dahl novel is restrained, nostalgic and sweetly sentimental

Movie
Tickets
Connect With Us
This Week's Magazine