Creatures of an Hour (Bonus Track Version) by Still Corners on Apple Music

11 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Creatures of an Hour is a soundtrack to a dream world. Led by songwriter/producer Greg Hughes and singer Tessa Murray, this London quartet makes atmospheric pop songs set to hypnotic rhythms, waves of synthesizers, and Ennio Morricone–style guitar. At the center of this spacious swirl of sound is Murray’s alluring voice, which matches the lush textures and nuances at work. Her breathy vocals and fragile melodies shine on the bubbling psychedelic pop of “Cuckoo” and “Into the Trees,” as well as the haunting “I Wrote in Blood” and the hazy “The Twilight Hour.” “Velveteen,” “Submarine,” and the eerie “Circulars” add memorable, midtempo grooves while complementing the album's overall mellow flow. A lovely debut.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Creatures of an Hour is a soundtrack to a dream world. Led by songwriter/producer Greg Hughes and singer Tessa Murray, this London quartet makes atmospheric pop songs set to hypnotic rhythms, waves of synthesizers, and Ennio Morricone–style guitar. At the center of this spacious swirl of sound is Murray’s alluring voice, which matches the lush textures and nuances at work. Her breathy vocals and fragile melodies shine on the bubbling psychedelic pop of “Cuckoo” and “Into the Trees,” as well as the haunting “I Wrote in Blood” and the hazy “The Twilight Hour.” “Velveteen,” “Submarine,” and the eerie “Circulars” add memorable, midtempo grooves while complementing the album's overall mellow flow. A lovely debut.

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About Still Corners

With influences that span the spacy experiments of the United States of America, the expansive, cinematic sounds of Ennio Morricone, and glamorous '80s synth pop, Still Corners is the project of Greg Hughes and Tessa Murray. The group formed shortly after Hughes, an American expatriate, met Murray by chance at a London train stop. Eventually, Still Corners became a quartet with the addition of members Leon Dufficy and Luke Jarvis, and released singles and EPs including 2008's Remember Pepper? and 2010's Don't Fall in Love. In 2011, they signed to Sub Pop, which released their full-length debut, Creatures of an Hour, that year. By the time of their second record, 2013's Strange Pleasures, Still Corners were down to the duo of Hughes and Murray, and had ditched the '60s influences in favor of a slicker, more '80s-inspired sound. To record their third album, Murray and Hughes moved from London to the English seaside; inspired by the water's intense color, they named the set of songs Dead Blue. The album, which featured the Brian Wilson-inspired single "Lost Boys," was released on Still Corners' own Wrecking Light Records in September 2016. ~ Gregory Heaney

  • ORIGIN
    London, England

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