Saturday, 9 January 2016

New Music: Sunflower Bean - Easier Said

If like me you spent (or are spending ) your formative years wearing Doctor Marten boots*, a baggy black jumper and danced with a style something that is more akin to a shuffle or sway than a booty shaking grind, to records by bands like the Cocteau Twins, The Smiths and The Cure, then Easier Said by New York three piece Sunflower Bean is probably the latest song that you should be adding to your collection. 

A gorgeous wash of shimmering, swirling, jangly indie guitars and sugar coated female vocals, it’s indie dream-pop like they used to make. Sure, it’s not breaking any new ground, but f*ck it, that's not a reason to consider it no good, it’s still gorgeous. I’m really not sure about the drummer’s hipster moustache though, so there’s still some work to be done there, but at least in years to come it will give his kids something to laugh at.

Easier Said is taken from the band’s album Human Ceremony, which is released next month. They’re also playing a number of shows in the UK and Europe at the same time.

Sunflower Bean - Easier Said

*There are some things you never grow out of. My DM boots are one of those things.

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