ome of the greatest moments in cinema have resulted from chance encounters between strangers, and after seeing shoe-gaze merchants Still Corners performing live, we think the same can be said of music.
Indeed it was a lucky accident for fans of dream-pop when songwriter Greg Hughes first laid eyes on the sublime Tessa Murray on that foggy night in a London after getting on the wrong train, and the rest – as they say – is history.
Fast forward four years and the quartet are responsible for some of the most haunting and melodic tunes we’ve heard since Julee Cruise’s disturbingly sweet vocals on the soundtrack to Twin Peaks. Their debut LP ‘Creatures Of An Hour’ is everything a good atmospheric indie-pop record should be, but playing live, this band really comes into their own.
We were lucky enough to catch Still Corners at Cargo in London, and from the very moment Murray’s seductive voice lilted across bass-heavy opener ‘Memory Moon’ we were transfixed. Her eerie, almost ghost-like tones throughout ‘Cuckoo’ were backed up by a fantastic selection of strange psychedelic visuals, and by the time her hazy tones were swirling through the maze of guitar and synth on the hypnotic ‘History Of Love’, the entire crowd was completely under the spell of the silky-voiced siren.
Like some sort of surreal journey through the cinematic pop dreams of the London four-piece with a touch of dark, David Lynch-esque undertones; this show has it all!