Back in 2010 we featured Portsmouth based (now London) group The Hall Of Mirrors a number of times on Breaking More Waves. Since then they’ve been slowly gaining momentum with shows supporting Eliza Doolittle and festival slots at both Secret Garden Party and Southsea Fest. The Hall Of Mirrors also recently cropped up on Flying With Anna, one of our favourite blog buddies. Last, but not least, on a weekly basis the band have been naming their chair of the week on their website, with lead singer Jessica posing with the winner. Personally we like this one, although this one is quite good to.
Throughout 2011 The Hall Of Mirrors released a series of free download singles; Springtime, Say Goodbye, Transparent Love and Love Child. They will be following this up with a full EP in the early part of 2012 and so now seems as good a time as any to re-introduce the band with one of those songs from last year.
Transparent Love has a cigarette smoking, nylon wearing, groovy, easy listening sound that hints at The Carpenters or The Cardigans circa their Life album. It’s a modern take on the soft focus café culture songs of the 60’s that could provide the soundtrack to a whole new generation of psychedelia loving swinging indie dudes. What The Hall Of Mirrors do certainly doesn’t fit with any current fashion, instead they are making their own. They are all the better for it.
The Hall Of Mirrors - Transparent Love