TIP OF THE TONGUE 11 JANUARY 2015
Elli and Bev
Might Not Look Like It To You
Alberts Basement AB-64
OUT OF STOCK!
Fantastic debut EP from an Australian underground duo made up of Karl Von B (Hammering The Cramps/A Band Called Life) and Natalie K (The Enclosures): across four blasted slow-mo nocturnal pop songs the group trade frail/wayward boy/girl vocals and sing haunted lullabies that combine the macabre emotional weight of The Kiwi Animal with the kinda narcotic international underground appeal of that killer Beat Happening/Screaming Trees EP. Droning keyboard and nod-out drum machines are illuminated by simple hymnal melodies that combine the kinda austere atmosphere of the late Shadow Ring recordings with a dosed Spacemen/Spectrum vibe and a Pip Proud crying-at-the-moon appeal. Lonely, raw basement exegesis at its best. Play this one back to back with your favourite Call Back The Giants side for maximum lost at sea effect. Very highly recommended.