Makes sense, posting this on Record Store Day. Manchester sextet HSOL have been around for a little while but a forthcoming, as in May 9th, debut album could, say whispers, take them into indiepop's big league, the level at which even monthlies start giving them reviews. In the past they've not always chimed right on, the classically swoonsome guitars sometimes at odds with D Lucille Campbell's Nico-with-glitter frontwomanship, but this single finds a happy medium between the mightily melodic pop light touch vaguely reminiscent of Lush or the Primitives, the keyboard drone and the indie dancefloor filling insistence. It's the chorus where it really turns up, Campbell barely needing to extend an extra scintilla of effort but still keeping abreast of everything shifting up a notch around her fantasy star stalker narrative.
Help Stamp Out Loneliness - Record Shop by wiaiwya