Living Hour – Softer Faces [Review]

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Been meaning to review this wonderful album that was released on March 1, 2019.
It is the Winnipeg’s Living Hour.
Softer Faces which is their sophomore release is out on the cool hip label Kanine Records.
The album is a blend of dream/psychedelic pop, shoegaze music.
The first time listening to Bottom Step, it bought of alot of emotions like be in a dreamy warm like state and weepy with Sam Sarty’s vocals when she sings about not having the courage to talk to that person in the party.
The whole album is filled with unrequited love and trying not to be alone in these hormonal teenage times.
Can’t think of a band that uses a trombone and trumpet and make it sounds so beautiful and haunting.
They are Canada’s answer to Beach House.
One of my favourite albums of 2019 to listen to while you are lying…

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Five Things We Liked This Week – 23/11/18

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Further Listening:

5. Fall In A Bad Kind Of Love With Jeremy Tuplin

We’ve long been fans of Somerset’s finest musical son, Jeremy Tuplin.  His most recent album, I Dreamt I Was An Astronaut, was a fabulous collection of articulate folk; songs about space for people with broken hearts. He recently showed a different direction with climate change bating single, Long Hot Summer, and it’s one he continued this week with the excellent Bad Lover, the latest taste of his upcoming album, Pink Mirror.

In the foreground as always, is Jeremy’s silken-baritone, yet its beneath that the changes are occurring. Jaunty guitars, group backing vocals so wonderful the Ronettes would be proud of them, and rolling basslines; it’s Jeremy Tuplin sure, but as we’ve never seen him before. Moving up, moving on, he may be a bad lover, but on this evidence there’s an awful lot to love about Jeremy…

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“It gives you a halo.”


“Bottom Step” by Living Hour | Okay, so I’m not sure how I got to this point. Someone on Twitter recommended this song to me (hello, Em from Canada) and it took me a while to listen to it, because I have been preparing for this Hong Kong trip I am currently in. This is a band from Winnipeg called Living Hour, and I’ll be honest, I didn’t expect mournful meandering dream pop – but perhaps this is what I need right now, considering all that’s been happening lately and how I have not really fully destressed from all the things I have been doing. They’ve just dropped this new single and already I feel so relaxed I don’t mind that the temperatures here are higher than they should be. Well, fine, we’ll have to live with that. [NB] (Have things I should hear? Drop me a line here.)

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Living Hour go under cover.

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Living Hour – Tous les garcons et les filles

Living Hour has a habit of taking me back to my childhood and they’ve done it again with this rather glorious cover version of “Tous les garcons et les filles”, the Francois Hardy classic. I fell in love with the song, the singer and consequently France as a young lad. It all seemed impossibly sophisticated and otherly. Is that a word? It rhymes with motherly. It certainly didn’t seem motherly. The song is from their new EP “Lovely, Lonely: A Collection of Covers for Hollow Hearts”. It also features songs from Nico, The Ink Spots, and Avi Buffalo. there’s a cracking version of “These Days” on there too with some tearoom piano that breaks your heart. Did you know that Jackson Browne wrote “These Days” when he was only 16? Mental. Also, Jimmy Page played on the original of “Tous les…

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