It Hugs Back - Lights in the Trees

It Hugs Back
Lights in the Trees

Anyone remember Monaco? Well, the vocal pops them straight into my head from the first note with it’s deep, chilled delivery and the music isn’t a million miles away either, being something akin to Monaco and, therefore, New Order.

‘Lights in the Trees’ has the crunchy guitars and ambient harmonics in the background with the hushed vocal very much in centre stage, and it sounds pretty much like the name suggests. If you could pick up this song and give it a squeeze, I’m certain it would reciprocate.

It’s a bit more subdued and acoustic for ‘Soft Spot’, which hints a little at one of the more stripped down Belle and Sebastian tracks, but without danger of any ‘twee pop’ arguments later on!

It’s not incredibly punchy, but it is very listenable and the hooks are incredibly subtle, which means you won’t get bored of them. This is a record that you’ll hear occasionally and it’ll make you smile when you do.

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.

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