Saturday, 14 September 2013

The Proper Ornaments - Recalling

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In recent years, the UK has been treated to the odd Indian summer, and by the looks of it, a fair few bands are hedging their bets on one last sunny spell before the leaves fall from the trees. We've got a stack of summer-related releases still to come. London band The Proper Ornaments did things the sensible way, releasing their album (a compilation of hard to find songs and bonus tracks) 'Waiting For Summer' (including the title-track as a single) a little earlier in the year when you may expect a record of that name to be unveiled.

They haven't waited long to follow it up though, and new single 'Recalling' is out in just a few days and is a brand new version of an older song. We should mention, what with this being a review, that the song is exceptionally good. We're talking shoegaze really, but not the noisy variety or the dreamier, ambient sort. No, this is the kind of song that would be a classic of its genre had it been released twenty years ago. The vocals are soft and delicately harmonious and the guitars create a lovely, fuzzy wall of gentle noise. It's not to be sniffed at. B-side 'Imagination' is no space-filler either. It's not as good as 'Recalling' (hence being a B-side) but it's along similar lines and is another than fans of the genre will find hard to resist.

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