The press release compared them to Everything Everything and tUnE yArDs. Which is a bad thing. A very bad thing. Hate both those acts. Hate them. Hate the latter for the fact that I have to type that appallingly pretentious mix of lower and upper case as much as I do her appallingly pretentious albums. It also compared Twin Hidden to Sufjan Stevens, which I'm much happier with.
This has got that playful, nursery rhyme intelligence that Sufjan does so well but I'm hearing something else as well - I'm hearing XTC and Field Music. I'm hearing invention in lyrics and melody and arrangement. I'm hearing fresh and bright and I'm liking it. As starts to a Monday go, I'm having this one