Monday 4 July 2011
The Tamborines "Indian Hill"
Soft Power Records of Livingston, Scotland hits a home run with the snappy "Black and Blue" single by The Tamborines which features the properly pretty "Indian Hill" on the flip. On one of my infrequent visits to Rough Trade I was recommended and bought one of the group's previous singles and, y'know, it made all the right sounds and had learned all the right moves but somehow it didn't quite steal my heart. "Indian Hill", however, has. It double doses the prettiness with a tender, restrained vocal from Lulu Grave and the kind of one fingered piano line that Schroeder would've played to console Linus had he lost his blanket. Makes you want to do something romantic and just a little reckless like buying 10 copies, loading up a Dansette and pressing go when you should be heading to work. This summer, choose pretty!