London based Owl & Mouse have shared ‘Worst Kiss’, a track from their fortcoming debut album Departures which will be released on July 27th on the ever wonderful Fika Recordings. Owl & Mouse are Hannah, Jen, Emma and Tom and the album will mark their first release since the Somewhere to Go 7″ from summer 2014, also on Fika Recordings.
If music of a gentle, beguiling nature appeals to you then prepare to tumble head over heels. Owl & Mouse write indie pop lullabies that are beautiful in their simplicity, charming in their delivery, often heartbreakingly personal and devastatingly effective. They are crammed full of wistfulness and melancholy but they’re also uplifting and provide a calmness and contentment that’s exactly what’s needed much of the time.
‘Worst Kiss’ has a fuller sound compared to earlier recordings where there was often just a strumming ukelele and Hannah’s perfect voice. This is earlier Owl & Mouse with piano, strings and more vocals (Tom I presume). It’s an absolute delight and there’ll be plenty more to come on the album. Roll on July 27th!
Departures by Owl & Mouse is out on 27th July through Fika Recordings (so you’re guaranteed a beautiful product as well as great music). Pre-order it on CD / LP / DL here