Label: Bleeding Gold
Release date: 17.06.2013
YES, the much awaited debut album from shop favourites Just Handshakes is finally here, the band have teased us for too long! ‘Say It’ follows a popular string of singles and EP’s. The debut signposts the band’s progression, the C86 roots that could be heard in their earlier releases have been compounded to create a heady blend of shimmering, bittersweet dream-pop. The album highlights a darker, more angular approach which culminates in melancholic final track ‘Balmoral’. Nostalgic leanings can be heard in vintage string synths and the guitars of first single ‘London Bound’, while ‘Dead and Alive’ offers a more familiar blend of synth driven, sun drenched pop. Check!