Sheffield's heir to the Dreampop throne, High Hazels, are back with their new single 'Joined At The Lip'. Small steps are made away from their wistful roots but, their ability to produce beauty remains strong.
Vocally, James Leesley gives a nod to Fury and Como’s crooning skills here, but via his Sheffield roots, much like his great peers George Waite (The Crookes) and Richard Hawley. Lurking lazily in the background is Lou Reed circa the Velvets, which, lends the song an aloofness not yet witnessed from the band.
The closing moments of this song are a thing of majesty. The gorgeous licks on Scott Howes’ guitar float by carelessly, whilst, the synths and faded vocals conjure a gentile haze.