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Still Corners, 'Strange Pleasures'

So dream-pop it should have come with a Snuggie and a Do Not Disturb sign

  • Release Date 06 May, 2013
  • Record Label SUB POP
7 / 10
This London duo’s 2011 debut ‘Creatures Of An Hour’ was so dream-pop it should have come with a Snuggie and a Do Not Disturb sign. There were lingering guitars, haze, and plenty of pillow-talk vocals. This time around Tessa Murray and Greg Hughes give the same tricks a more professional finish. The breathy ‘I Can’t Sleep’ is gentle and glossy, and the boisterous retro synths on ‘Future Age’ and ‘Beatcity’ pump life into the many “ooh”s and “ahhhhhh”s. The title track is the oddest thing – think the Drive soundtrack composed by David Lynch – but even that is as luxurious as a silk nightie.

Siân Rowe

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