JUST HANDSHAKES - Falling Over Our Fear (Limited edition blue 7" vinyl + free MP3 download)
01. Falling Over Our Fear
02. Black And Blue
03. Downward Spiral
They're one of the most promising British bands in the spotlight and have been widely praised by STEVE LAMACQ, TOM ROBINSON and ROUGH TRADE.
Clara, Michael, Edward & Jim have already published 3 singles as and a split, all of which are sold out. They’ve played with THE XX, ALLO DARLIN’, TEMPER TRAP and SHOUT OUT LOUDS, and from their base in Leeds have surprised and amazed with their fresh, personal, addictive, danceable indiepop, pushed forward by Clara’s playful voice.
We at Elefant Records have turned to them for our 'New Adventures in Pop' singles club, produced by Ben Siddall of THE LODGER.
'Falling Over Our Fear' opens and we already have proof of its superior quality - their songs are complex and unpredictable but completely direct and catchy - some could mention THE STROKES, others THE SUNDAYS and VAMPIRE WEEKEND.
'Black and Blue' is a clear delicacy with the posturing of THE SMITHS, with a marvellous and solid chorus. 'Downward Spiral' is a song that gets tangentially close to punk-pop, an impossible mix between MIAOW, THE WOULD BE GOODS and THE POPGUNS, always keeping that indiepop spirit. Finally, 'Brakes' has echoes of sunshine pop and its crescendoing chorus is absolutely incredible.
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