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Minor Alps - 'Get There'

Juliana Hatfield and Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws have discovered they’re a perfect pairing

Minor Alps - 'Get There'

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  • Release Date: November 18, 2013
7 / 10 By luck or calculation, alt.rock veterans Juliana Hatfield and Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws have discovered they’re a perfect pairing. Think Jim Reid and Hope Sandoval on The Jesus And Mary Chain’s ‘Sometimes Always’ – sugar-sweet voices destined to be together. As Minor Alps, Hatfield and Caws have made a gorgeous debut that sounds as if they’ve recorded it in each other’s pockets, their tones exquisitely matched, the songs intimate. There’s a little Mary Chain in the honeyed grunge of ‘I Don’t Know What To Do With My Hands’, and a touch of Bob Mould’s Sugar in the sore-thumb thrash of ‘Mixed Feelings’, but the lion’s share of ‘Get There’ is about little crushed flowers of heartstopping choruses and mellow country hooked to sunburst pop.

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