Still Corners - Strange Pleasures

London duo's second album hits all the right, eerie notes...
Still Corners - Strange Pleasures

As their name hints, Still Corners’ music is all about capturing fleetingly perfect moments. Such was the case on Creatures Of An Hour’, their impressive 2011 debut.

But whereas the tendency there towards the bucolic occasionally dragged, ‘Strange Pleasures’ wisely picks up where more electronic tracks like ‘Cuckoo’ and ‘Circulars’ left off.

Indeed, it sounds as if songwriter Greg Hughes has been listening to the Drive movie soundtrack on repeat – but that’s no bad thing. The feel is consistently of an eerie twilight, perched high above a near-future city.

And the likes of lead single ‘Fireflies’ and the disquieting ‘All I Know’ leave you wanting to stay there all night.

8/10

Words: Darren Loucaides

Listen to ‘Strange Pleasures’ in full, and read the band’s track-by-track guide the album, exclusively on Clash here. Watch the video to ‘Berlin Lovers’ below.

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