Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Album Review - The Candle Thieves: Sunshine and Other Misfortunes

Peterborough's pop duo Scott McEwan and Glockenshiels not only steal candles but, have just stolen over forty minutes of my life that I am never going to get back. Am I complaining? Absolutely not.

The spectacle wearing pair have just released their debut album and what an endearing effort it is. Think 'The Bird and The Bee' meets 'The Magic Numbers' . It's a massive, heap of uplifting pop, a definite well timed release for the pending summer.

There is a reoccurring theme of death, however, this is not a morbid album it's quite the opposite and with track entitled We're All Gonna Die (Have Fun). The message is simple, enjoy yourselves.

I definitely enjoyed this album and no doubt you will too. Stand out tracks are 'Sharks and Bears' and 'Catching wasps'.

This album, Sunshine and Other Misfortunes, is certainly not unique but it is bittersweet and bright and worthy of a listen.

TOTR rating: 3/5

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