We’re back! We won’t bore you with the details but just know there were hard drive failures, camera issues, kids, weddings and lots of other things that stopped us from getting back to you sooner. So we are very pleased to present to you, Hexicon.
We narrowly missed filming Hexicon in summer 2009 at Retreat! Festival, and vowed to sort it out whenever they made it back up to Edinburgh. Earlier in 2010, that day came, and we took the London based guys into the Meadows for a fairly chilly session beside a cricket pavilion. The eagle-eyed amongst you will notice that cricket pavilions in Scotland are not kept in the best of condition, largely due to the fact that no one cares about the sport up north.
First up, the band treat us to a new single, not on their brand new album, “Narissa, I Won’t”. The studio version of this song can be had as a free download single from Where It’s At Where You Are, and they describe it thus: “it’s as if, on the way to the cribs, johnny marr had bypassed modest mouse, and instead had made a beeline for the boo radleys, who in turn had decided that the postal service album should serve as a template for their new direction… they’d then locked themselves into a garage listening to blueboy, super furry animals and the zombies, and emerged three months later with “Narissa I Won’t”, a solid gold indiepop classic-in-waiting…” That’s pretty much our favourite description of a song ever.
The second track is “She Plays Games”, a track from their new, debut record The Blossom Sighs, out now on Haircut Records. More of that Boo Radleys/SFA/Zombies type goodness, Michael’s un-amplified electric guitar does a lovely job of rattling through the quiet breakdown parts in possibly better wy than the acoustic on the studio version. This is ramshackle, jangly indie pop at its absolute, swooning best.