Monday, 13 May 2013

Girls In Hawaii - Misses

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk


Another one of those groups who've been around for ages but have somehow passed us by. Belgian band Girls In Hawaii formed back in 2002, so we're only eleven years late, and that's pretty much a quick break for a ciggie in Axl Rose time. Better late than never though, and surely there are worse ways to be introduced to a band than with a single as good as 'Misses'. Taken from the EP of the same name, the track is out now in the UK (and presumably elsewhere too) and it fits the sounds we feature on The Sound Of Confusion like a glove.

It's a little experimental, a little psychedelic, a little indie/folk and a whole lot of dreampop. That may look like a chilly front cover there, but the song is more in tune with the band name. It's a warm and summery track, even if it's about missing someone (so not the happiest of subjects then). You could almost compare these guys to a slightly more left-field Junip. They have a similar timbre to their music, but are a touch more avante-garde. The antique footage used for the video makes for a quite captivating watch as well. It's good to finally have this band on our radar.



Girls In Hawaii's website

Buy the EP

Catch them live:

May 18 The Great Escape, Brighton, United Kingdom
Jul 06 Montreux Jazz LAB, Montreux, Switzerland
Aug 16 Pukkelpop, Hasselt, Belgium
Nov 20 Le Trianon, Paris, France
Nov 23 Rockhal, Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg





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