THE HOLIDAY CROWD OVER THE BLUFFS (New Romantic / Shelflife 2012)
New Romantic and Shelflife.
Their music is a combination of 80's new wave with C86 and Morrissey-esque vocals. The Smiths is actually the first thing that came into my mind but it also reminds me of danish band The Northern Portrait: catchy melodies, melancholic imagery. While the danish band uses a lot of distorted guitars, The Holiday Crowd keeps things more crystalline, jangly and clean.
For languid summer afternoons, strolls in parks of green, english streets trapped in the 80's and plaid/striped shirts.
'Never Speak Of It Again' is the song Morrissey forgot to write in 1988.
The video for 'Pennies Found' was directed by Matthew Sitler and filmed on his iPhone.
facebook soundcloud interview (call & response from blogto)