Boomkat Product Review:
Somewhere in the Greater Manchester Area, on an average street, in an average attic of an average house, every now and again, time stands still. This is when Andrew Johnson and Craig Tattersal (former members of Hood) sit down and switch on their machines and gently assemble a delicate structure of electronic fragments with a myriad selection of home crafted acoustic instruments and toys. They invite their friend Nicola Hodgkinson (Empress, Hood) to whisper her song and from time to time sing with the most angelic, other-worldy accompaniment you can imagine. For their first release since their amazing album “Here I Go Again On My Own” for CCO a couple of years back, Andrew and Craig dig deeper, haunt some friendly ghosts in detuned pianos, introduce a vocoder to the band, polish their little rhythms and make them shine even brighter. Titled with typical irony “You’re going to love our defeatist attitude” finds a hugely moving, organic, delicate point of eqilibrium between traditional songwriting and electronic innovation that have made the hairs on the back of our neck stand on end since the first time we heard these six life-affirming pieces of timeless music. If you’re into the music of To Rococo Rot, Mum, Talk Talk or Hood, Make sure you check this out without further delay. Sublime music.