Saturday, 23 January 2010

Hexicon - Something Strange Beneath the Stars (Haircut Records)

Half of 'Allo Darlin''s band have got fed up with mad, dictatorial ways of that massive meanie Elizabeth and formed their own band. And this is their first single, I think.

It's pretty great, actually. 'Something Strange Beneath the Stars' reminds me of some of the Boo Radley's poppier moments from around 'Giant Steps', and features a lovely bit of brass after the first verse. And let's please not mention the Flaming bloody Lips...

B-side 'Still Here' is a gentle strum that mentions pin cushions quite a bit. I'll admit I don't understand what it's on about, but it's pleasant enough.

Elizabeth better watch out, then. Nothing less than a democratic pop revolution will do.

In other 'Allo Darlin' news, Elizabeth told the Anorak Forum that their album will be with us soon. If anything can come close the brilliance of the Standard Fare album this year, that's got to be a contender.

4 comments:

thehaircut said...

Glad you liked it! You can get it now from bunkeronthehill.com

Colin said...

thanks for the tip! (says the guy listening to the boo radleys' giant steps who just ordered the new Hexicon! yow!

(I really liked their song "Narissa, I won't" that ws on an Eardrums comp last year, too)

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Knut said...

It's a lovely, lovely band and the single is great. Been waiting for this ever since I heard "Narissa, I won't" a year ago. The band has not been started after the boys became a part of Allo, Darlin'. Hexicon have been around since 2004. Really looking forward to an album from them...(and from Allo, Darlin'!)