Sometimes less is more; just ask psych-pop duo The Tamborines. Formerly renowned for engulfing their songs in a halo of fuzz, feedback and distortion, they've stripped away most of the noise elements and taken a more back-to-basics approach on 'Sea Of Murmur', their second long player and first for Beat-Mo, the band's own imprint.
Although originally hailing from Brazil, the duo - Henrique Larindo (vocals/guitar) and Lulu Grave (drums/keys/vocals) - have been based in London for over a decade now, and while there's definitely a post-C86 indie pop vibe to their make-up, it's an altogether different one to that which announced their arrival in 2006 with debut single 'Sally O'Gannon'.
Taking a more DIY approach with the recording process here than on their predecessor, 2010's 'Camera And Tremor', The Tamborines have concocted a record that's both melodic and dysfunctional which reveals them at their most vulnerable. "Something always rhymes with goodbye", sings Larindo on opener 'Another Day', which owes more in style to Sarah Records outfits The Field Mice and St Christopher than the austere Creation stylings of yore.
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