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The Hermit Crabs: In my flat (Matineé Recordings, 2015)

“Outstanding new album from respected Scottish act The Hermit Crabs! Recorded mostly in Boise, Idaho, the album features lead songwriter and vocalist Melanie Whittle in collaboration with Jeremy Jensen and Jake Hite of indie favorites The Very Most.
Lead track ‘Bravado and Rhetoric’ is a tale of punk rock gigs put on by girls—two minutes of magnificent guitars, chugging drums, and ace harmonies and one of the catchiest Hermit Crabs songs written to date.
‘I’m A Fool’ is a pensive story of unrequited love that showcases crystalline vocals, intricate guitars, and excellent harmonies all building to multi-layered perfection, while ‘High Maintenance’ details the cons of a long distance relationship and ‘Should I Drop You Off?’ is a simply gorgeous tune with splendid vocals and a wailing pedal steel guitar providing a distinct country vibe.
‘Tracey Emin’s Bed’ is a brilliant number about a depression that led to a scene similar to that portrayed in the celebrated art installation by the British artist in the song’s title. The twinkling keyboards, tambourines, and rich percussion serve as great contrast to the song’s powerful lyrics.
Meanwhile, ‘Stuart Murray’ is a catchy, two-minute pop hit about another famous artist. It’s infectious, upbeat, witty, and undeniably swinging and will be stuck in your head for days. ‘Damage Control’ revisits relationship troubles in a dark and brooding tale that builds to psycho string madness, and the album concludes with a quick, jaunty narrative of infidelity called ‘Did I Tell You That…?’
Demonstrating truly impressive songwriting, exquisite vocals, and classic orchestration, ‘In My Flat’ is the consummate release from The Hermit Crabs and another absolute gem for Matinée” (Matineé Recordings)


10 diciembre, 2015 Posted by | The Hermit Crabs | Deja un comentario

The Hermit Crabs: Time relentless (Ep, 2012)

Time Relentless CDEP

Poemas desde Glasgow

Bajo el tradicional sonido Jangle-Pop de los escoceses Hermit Crabs se esconden una auténtica trama urdida en base a relaciones, poemas, lirismo y un profundo amor por la música Pop. Graban para Matineé Recordings, lo cual es casi un sinónimo de buen hacer y de un sonido que garantiza auténtica calidad. Si a ello unimos que vienen de Glasgow, origen de bandas tan deliciosas como Belle and Sebastian o Camera Obscura, pues nos encontramos dos referencias ineludibles más. Han editado este Ep este verano, y puedes encontrarlo directamente desde la página del sello.
Os dejo un par de enlaces y el sencillo de libre descarga elegido como adelanto del disco, el maravilloso Stop this now.


“A perfect pop pill of two minutes! And finally “So Blue” concludes the EP with a mid-tempo that recalls their previous releases and their similarities with Camera Obscura (will you return soon too, Tracyanne?). Fortunately, the instrumentation steps up, helping the song to grow and closing the release on a high note. If you didn’t know The Hermit Crabs (very soon we’ll have a band’s retrospective on the blog), this EP is a great introduction into their music. And for us, fans, is a wonderful return to form. Jangle-pop, twee-pop and indiepop lovers, we are in luck. Welcome back Hermits!” (Bloodbuzzed)

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2 octubre, 2012 Posted by | The Hermit Crabs | 2 comentarios


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