'Staging' is the second single to be taken from Cornershops recent and universally acclaimed album Handcream For A Generation.
'Staging The Plaguing Of The Raised Platform' - to give the song its album-length title - is a perfect example of the offhand charm that Handcream... as a whole exudes, bringing together music box chimes, boogie guitar, and the disarming presence of a childrens choir, before capping the whole thing off with deliciously swirling strings.
The single will be available on 3 formats, all of which include new Cornershop material:
7 Staging (Radio Edit) Green Ps
CD1 Staging (Radio Edit) Green Ps
plus Lessons Learned From Rocky II To Rocky III (Video)
CD2 Staging (Super Jaws Version) Straight Aces
plus Motion The 11 (Guigsys Mix)
'Staging' is released on Monday 12th August by Wiiija Records.
Cornershop will be performing at a number of festivals over the summer:
Summer Sundae (Leicester)
Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland)
Galway Arts Festival (Ireland)
Summer Sonic (Tokyo and Osaka)
Praise for Handcream For A Generation:
"such a breath of fresh air" Mojo Album Of The Month
"wonderfully bold ... puts fun back on the agenda" Uncut Album of the Month
"lifts the soul with a joyful infusion of psychedelic thinking and cross-genre thinking ... it keenly explores more musical avenues and makes more telling social comment than any of Cornershop's contemporaries have managed in the four and a half years since the pair's last outing ... this is happy music for hard times, a ray of warm and righteous sunshine just when it's needed most" NME
"the most vibrant and enjoyable album released so far this year ... Cornershop have crafted a masterpiece that should keep you smiling all summer" The Times
"Cornershop's fifth album confirms them as the most vital and inventive force at work in British
pop today" The Telegraph
a clear front runner for album of the year The Independent