Friday, 5 March 2010

the clientele-the violet hour

"The Clientele are an exercise in exquisitely crafted soporific nostalgia. For the last five years this London-based three-piece have been etching hazily melodic slices of guitar-pop in 60s-tinted hues, releasing an armful of singles and EPs, some of which were collated on 2001’s Suburban Light, before climaxing with last year’s five-song Lost Weekend EP. Such are The Clientele’s gifts that its hard to
believe The Violet Hour is only their debut album; few bands with more impressive vintages and prolific back-catalogues have managed to make records as touching, cohesive and deeply seeped in their own character as The Clientele have here."

Hijacked from the awesome glowing raw

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