Monday, June 27, 2011

Tracklist: Red Shoe Diaries - The Love That You Read About

Belle & Sebastian is far too obvious a reference point for Nottingham's RSDs, but this opener of an EP out 11th July entitled When I Find My Heart... is a very specific B&S, that when Stuart first took a look at the expectant world outside and started writing pop songs for the kids. Shorn of his Thin Lizzy desires, that is, and with the ever present Felt influence more foregrounded. It races through on the joy of something just about reachable, fits in a trumpet voluntary, breaks down when appropriate for coos and handclaps, and generally sounds like the sound of a personal summer that it turns out otherwise might be better forgotten about.

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