Boomkat Product Review:
Lucas Renney is the singer of XL Recordings band The Golden Virgins, who released the Songs Of Praise album back in 2002. This EP lifts four songs from Renney's highly rated solo album debut, Strange Glory, and very fine they all are too. Renney specialises in haunting, romantic ballads, as on the incredibly slow and maudlin 'She Gives Me the Chills', which is almost unbearably frank and exquisitely lovely. 'These Same Stars' is equally impressive, a break-up song that finds Renney sounding a little like a disheveled version of Richard Hawley, buoyed on by soaring strings and an anguished major-to-minor shift.