The Pierces are two sisters who make pretty, accessible and well crafted pop music with an emphasis on gorgeous harmonizing. Critics, of course, won't like The Pierces because their music is neither dark nor pretensious nor deliberately obscure and unintelligible. I like to be challenged by music as much as the next person, but there are also times I simply want something to sing along to in the car without having to work too hard. This is what good pop music should do and Light Of The Moon fits the bill nicely.
Thrilling opener 'Space Song' boasts a fantastic hook and a lovely, swelling chorus and makes a very good first impression. 'A Way To Us' is catchy upbeat pop that would no doubt appeal to fans of Michelle Branch. Other songs take a more Fleetwood Mac approach - beautifully crafted, with lingering melodies and the sisters harmonizing to the fore, and it's on these songs that The Pierces really strike gold. In fact, if I were Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks & co. I'd be asking the Pierce sisters to do a little songwriting on the side because tunes like 'Louisa', 'You're Right' and 'I Don't Mind' are miles better than anything on the Mac's last studio album.
Much more than just pretty faces, The Pierces possess musical talent in abundance, and if gorgeous melodies are your thing then the remarkably consistent Light Of The Moon will provide you with an album full of them.
Highlights: 'Space Song', 'Louisa', 'I Don't Mind'