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About A Girl - Winter Gloves

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Genre: Indie Rock / Artist: Winter Gloves / Audio CD released 2009-03-24 at Paper Bag

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      24.01.2010 11:42
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      Toe-tapping indie perfection that leaves me wanting more

      Every once a while an album catches your attention and just won't let go. Enter "About A Girl" by Winter Gloves. Each track clocks in at around 3 minutes but doesn't leave you with a sense of anti-climax, instead leaves you with anticipation for the next track.

      The 1st track (Factories) gives an indication of things to come - if it doesn't float your boat then you won't find the rest of the album very interesting. One of the consistent factors of the album is the motifs/hooks that form the foundation of each track. I often find them popping into my head throughout the day which, for a change, is a pleasant experience!

      The 2nd track, Let Me Drive, again, seems to sign up to the philosophy of the rest of the album. Other highlights include the more guitar-driven Party People and the albums title track About A Girl.

      It is difficult to pigeon hole this album into a particular genre, or sub-genre. I suppose the closest I manage would be to say that it is indie-electro-pop. Yet it is sometimes feels like it falls under the indie-rock banner, but this is one of the aspects that appeals most to me about this album. For example Glass Paperweight offers a reprieve from the enthused riff-driven skeletons of most of the album.

      Indeed one of the most refreshing aspects of the album is that it is not over-produced. Instead focus has been shifted to the quality rather than quantity of each track. It's a bit like receiving a £1 million cheque in the post - just because it is a small package doesn't mean that it can't contain a big surprise!

      If you are looking for a change from the mainstream, bog standard, so called "indie" anthems then look no further then than this little gem! Overall a very good debut album... I only hope it is a sign of things to come!

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      Disc #1 Tracklisting
      1 Factories
      2 Let Me Drive
      3 Invisible
      4 I Can't Tell You
      5 Glass Paperweight
      6 Hillside
      7 About a Girl
      8 Party People
      9 Way to Celebrate
      10 Piano 4 Hands