Neil Gardner is a bit of an audio guru, being the brains behind an award winning spoken word production company. But sometimes he likes to retreat from the digital studio to listen to some music analogue style, on vinyl. This time he looks at Seeing Hands...
Format: 7″ black vinyl
Side A: Take Me Back - slow driving beat underlines mystical esoteric vocals. A Tears For Fears sound excites as dreamy epic vistas are drawn before you. Beautifully picked guitar throw serious shapes as layered pads and harmonised vocals vie for attention on the bouncy castle of musical genius. Indie-rock-pop with a hazy lazy 80s vibe.
Side B: Love You Still - an ethereal layered Charlatans/Inspiral Carpets-esque tune. Distant misty vocals flirt with summery guitars and goth-like bass notes. It takes you underwater to a realm of North Eastern psychedelia. Swirly bubbly alt-pop at it’s very best.
Finyl Thought: a seething cauldron of indie-pop brilliance and braggadocio