Bouncing into our laps come Dublin’s own Hello Moon with their debut album of indie-pop bliss “Only Count the Sunny Hours”. Recorded in Dublin’s own AP Studios & K9 Studios this album is a short, no messing around pop gem - full of jaunty guitars & distant, echoey vocals.
There are plenty of influences heard throughout from The Shins, Morrissey, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, even The Cure. “New Day” sounds like a distant cousin of “Boys Don’t Cry”. Mostly though their 80’s sound is like a slightly more upbeat version of The Drums.
Lead single “Vanity” kicks things off with its lively guitar & cracking bass line. The bass lines get better, just try & stop yourself from bopping away to “He Was a Boy”. Stand-out tracks on “ . . . . Sunny Hours” are the sublime “Sievehead” & the gorgeous, majestic closing track “Awkward Hugs” with the beautiful instrumental “The Calculus Affair” breaking things up nicely.
Sit back & let Hello Moon take you on their jangly jaunt through 80’s pop. You won’t be disappointed.
65/100Length: 36.02 mins
Web: myspace.com/hellomoondublin, email@example.com