Twin Falls - We Will Begin To Flicker

Page 15/08/2009

Rating: 5/5

I've got a confession to make, it's one that people who know me will already know, but I feel it's a secret I should share with you dear reader, I like country music. Yes you read right, I like country music, not Garth Brooks and Shania Twain type stuff you must understand, but the dark, miserable, heartbreak of alt country. Thankfully I am not alone, as West Country/ London based band Twin Falls prove on their debut “We Will Begin To Flicker” EP. Wearing their country influences on their banjos this band formed from the ashes of UK indie label Exercise 1.

Twin Falls aren't just a country band, this six song EP contains a great indie pop flavour too, reminiscent of Ballboy or Hefner, both bands with more than a little country side their selves. From the opening bars of “Jaine I Will Only Let You Down” to the closing of “Scientists” Twin Falls never let you down, crafting songs of such infectious joy and despair, that can only fail to melt the hearts of the most hard hearted cynic amongst you.

This EP was recorded during the bitter winter snowstorms we had last winter, so while I was freezing my special areas off and slipping over not once but three times, it's nice to know that someone was able to use the weather to their advantage, instead of just moaning they were cold, as I may have been doing. This EP deserves to be essential listening, whether in sun, rain or snow, it's a joy to behold and perfect to snuggle up to, alone or with someone special. If you're a fan of Sparklehorse, Wilco, Rags and Feathers, Ballboy, Ryan Adams or Liam Frost, do yourself a favour and get a copy of this EP, you won't be disappointed.

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