Monday, 9 January 2012
The Garlands "You Never Notice Me" b/w "Continue"
Today definitely had a pink tinge to it. First, the sky painted itself a breathtaking shade of pinkish purple then a record on Big Pink Cake Records won itself a sizeable place in my heart. Given a love of fuzzed-up girl-pop, The Garlands' "You Never Notice Me" was always going to find a happy home in my record box. "Continue" on the flip, however, makes it even more lovable. It goes on the sweetest rampage, all frenetic playing and snappy melody but with the most cooing backing vocals. Those backing vocals are so gentle; worthy of Laura Watling, even, It's the kind of song you want to play real loud so that it wraps itself around you as you spin in your living room. It's bigger sounding than you might expect, too. A wee bit of ambition and a little self-confidence is a good thing. Brilliant single!