on 4 April 2005
If you're looking for the perfect album for that blissed out summers day, you could do far worse than this offering from the devonshire two piece, who, for me, come across as a blend of the Bees and the Beta Band, with more than a subtle nod to the summer of love.
Although not actually their debut proper (more a collection of singles and EPs), it is still extremely strong. Opening with the Scott Walker-esque 'Over the Bridge', through the pure sunshine of 'Would it be Impossible' and the classic 60's pop of 'Seeing is Believing', these nine songs offer a 30+ minute ride through pop lovliness.
An extremely promising start to hopefully a fruitful career. Lets just hope we see more of them
Sometimes you need a cheap item in your order to qualify for free shipping, don't you? So you browse the cheap cds on Amazon, and you see a full album by someone you've never heard of for less than £2 and you think, well, it's BOUND to be rubbish.. but you order it anyway because it's either that or that bloke who used to be in Westlife..
And then you find you've stumbled on a minor gem, a near classic collection of sophisticated pop artistry.
The comparisons earlier reviewers have made are valid, but I'd like to throw in another. Think of The Blue Nile. (If you aren't a fan of The Blue Nile then you'd better have a pretty good excuse.)
I could go into a rage and yell 'Why doesn't everyone know about The Superimposers?' but it's not music to induce rage, only mellow wellbeing, and anyway I didn't know about them either despite coming from Devon as well. Devon doesn't have many well known musicians, so why it doesn't make more of this duo beats me.
If you love classic pop, put this in your order, whatever the price. You won't be sorry.