on 28 January 2004
Listen to this album while you drift off to sleep and you won't know whether you're awake or in dreamland. The Softies is a group of girls singing over sweet strumming electric guitars. Lovely harmonies, but nicely crafted and memorable tunes. The sweetness is brilliantly undermined by the surprisingly sad themes - simple stories of love interspersed with "if i beg you will you smother me / just to put me out of my constant misery". Hmm, maybe they mean to mess with my dreams. First class and utterly beguiling.