Lightships - 'Electric Cables'
Its good points relinquish the few minor quibbles
On this solo outing, backed by several members of Glasgow’s indie mafia (Bob Kildea from Belle & Sebastian, Tom Crossley from The Pastels, Dave McGowan and Brendan O’Hare from Teenage Fanclub), Love gets to indulge his sweet tooth over a whole record. That freedom turns out to be part blessing and part curse, his delicate-as-a-feather jangle and wispy vocals eventually wearing just a little thin. Lead single ‘Sweetness In Her Spark’ is undeniably pretty, but with a slightly toothless second half, ‘Electric Cables’ doesn’t quite go the distance.
Still, when it hits its stride – as on centrepiece ‘Silver And Gold’ – it’s easy to relinquish such minor quibbles and surrender to its inherent snuggliness.
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