Posts Tagged ‘colours & changes’

Presents for Sally at Performer

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Presents for Sally at If It Be Your Will

“Colours & Changes” is the 2nd album from the UK band Presents for Sally. Formed in 2009, the three piece has taken in many influences and managed to form a sound all of their own. If the debut album showed promise of what the band could do, then “Colours & Changes” has set it in stone. The ten songs form a musical journey that takes you down several roads that all meet and make perfect sense in the end. At times melodic and beautiful, and others pure white noise with lots of delayed, detuned guitars sandwiched in between. “Colours & Changes” takes on a life of its own.

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Presents for Sally at Linear Tracking Lives!

The sophomore album ‘Colours & Changes’ from UK band Presents for Sally is another one that took me back to the late ’80s and early ’90s, but this time with the guitar turned way up. Shoegaze is a label that seems to have stuck, and there are plenty of the sounds of My Bloody Valentine, Lush and Ride to be found here, but don’t pigeonhole this trio. There is plenty more going on here, and I even detect influences from this side of the pond as well, especially the more accessible side of Sonic Youth. The single “Wishawaytoday” deserves to be played on radios ’round the world. Saint Marie Records releases this one on Sept. 11.

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Presents for Sally at Pittsburgh in Tune

British trio Presents for Sally have a noticeable fondness for the guitar-fueled indie pop/shoegaze sound of the 1990s, yet the band manages to put their own spin on a familiar sound. Presents for Sally earned kudos for their 2010 debut album “A Touch of Joy a Touch of Sadness” and build on that solid foundation with sophomore slab “Colours & Changes.”

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Presents for Sally at Bloodbuzzed

Many thanks for this oneMike. This powerful British trio formed in 2009, with track ‘Flowers Falling Sideways‘ being featured on the Invada records compilation ‘The Secret Garden’, quickly followed that November with the praised 7″ single ‘Catch Your Fall‘. A year later arrived debut album ‘A Touch of Joy, A Touch of Sadness‘ plus 7” single ‘Anything Anymore‘. After a couple of  quiet years and a self-financed 7” single for Xmas 2014, now they are back with sophomore LP ‘Colours & Changes‘, out now by Saint Marie Records. A fantastic voyage to the realms of shoegaze, at times shiny, delicate and melodically blissful, others edgier and menacing. An extraordinary present for all of us.

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Presents for Sally at Losing Today

Many apologies to presents for sally who sent along their latest platter ‘wishawaytoday’ – available via the much adored saint marie imprint – which in our somewhat exiled period we managed to mislay too much teeth gnashing frustration the matter only being made worse for the small fact they’ve an album imminent / out now / gone already entitled ‘colours and changes’ which we are frantically trying to source links for. Well that’s for another day, still can’t find the errant 7 inch though, however we have managed to seek out sound cloud links for the aforementioned lead cut – and a beauty it is to, an acutely cute slice of dream drifting love pop demurred and dinked in haloes of hazily glazed vapour purrs and the softening shimmer toning of bliss kissed murmurs effervescently dimpled upon sky falling feel good  sun bathed breezes which had we not known any better we’d have hazarded a guess was the studio grooving of a gathering of chill pilled Ride types cosying up to the hollow men.  Distractively dreamy stuff.

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Presents for Sally at Big Takeover

England’s Presents for Sally continue their spacey shoegaze pop excursions on their long-awaited sophomore full-length.

Building on the ideas set forth bySpacemen 3 and Spiritualized, Colours & Changes delves into dreamland while retaining a pop sensibility that offers solid songs with strong hooks amid the chaotic swirl of distorted guitars. Monstrous waves of noise give way to gently receding pools, allowing melodies, rather than effects, to progess. Guitars swell and keyboards blare a fanfare to bass-y drone, yet the riffs always remain memorable, humable, though washed in euphoric static. It’s like My Bloody Valentine had been a ’90s Brit-pop band with integrity.

Grinding feedback is all the rage, but Presents for Sally remember that the music comes first. Float in their airy atmosphere and wish you never had to land.

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Presents for Sally at Stereo Embers

Just recently we made the comment about Saint Marie Records that “the relatively young label [is] among our most essential,” and here now arrives, in the form of UK band Presents for Sally’ sophomore effort Colours & Changes, stingingly good proof that we weren’t wrong. Lashing about the mast with both swagger and sweetness while betraying an unabashed love of a certain generation of footgear-staring bands that emerged from the British Isles some twenty plus years ago, P4S nonetheless find myriad ways to shape those influences into their own image, speak it in their own language. Either (and mostly) washing over you in lush melodic waves or bashing you lovingly upside the neural pathway with glorious swaths of windblown, pop-driven guitar noise, Colours & Changes, umm, presents us with a hypnotizing case of the mind-bendingly cerebral meeting the swayingly sensual. The result is a finely-tuned (and sometimes detuned) work aimed straight at the more intuitive corners of the heart.

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Presents for Sally at VPME

Wishawaytoday is the lead single from ‘Colours and Changes’ the second album from UK shoegaze trio Presents For Sally. It has that kind of driving early Chapterhouse/ Ride sound that pretty much had has hooked from the get go.  A dreamy kaleidoscope of a tune that spirals ever upwards sweeping you into its gauzy melodic splendour.    

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Presents for Sally at Big Takeover

Ah, the long awaited second album from one of my favorite bands of the past few years. England’s Presents for Sally dives deep into the psychedelic shoegaze musical vein and has created a shimmering, loud, and blisteringly beautiful suite of songs this time around. Consider “We Fought Lucifer (And Won)” as guitarist/vocalist Matt Ethertonwrestles with the barely controlled fury of his feedback-driven guitars, tempered only by his gentle vocals and the sweet harmonies of his wife Anna Etherton. “Wishawaytoday” is the first single, quieter but no less energetic than the album’s opening track, a stunning, gauzy song that is dense with multi-tracked layers of beautiful melodies. “Anything Anymore” is Anna’s turn at the mike, and she does a splendid job and it reminds me a bit of downtempo Lush. Matt joins in on the chorus, and I really dig those trippy guitars in the background.

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