Knife Pleats | One Step Too Far

Does anyone remember that being an “indie kid” was a thing? Recently at the pub with a friend we discovered her old social media profile which included a long conversation about how she was an “indie cindy” and had enough quirks to put Zooey Deschanel out of business. The scene has changed a lot since then. Less cute and with more bite. Yet there was still a lot of value in the twee indie-pop being made at the time and “Knife Pleats” took me straight back, although with a degree of aggression. Think if Camera Obscura formed a supergroup with The Land of Talk and you’ve got a pretty good idea. Hailing from Vancouver, “One Step Too Far” will be coming out September 29th with their debut LP “Hot Bark Beach.” The track certainly transports me back to the time in which Belle and Sebastian could do no wrong, but without trading solely off nostalgia. Instead the staccato guitars manage to carve out their own identity with generous nods to Camera Obscura, The Locksmiths, Belle and Sebastian and The Land of Talk. This may not be strictly my thing anymore but fuck it, I really don’t have to pretend to be too cool for retrospective nostalgia.

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