Thursday, 31 March 2011


Type in Crystal Stilts on google and you’ll see a lot of whacky phrases describing their sound: “nugaze,” “dream-pop,” “fuzz-beat.” Try and ignore these and put on Through The Floor, the first single of the new album, In Love With Oblivion.

Crystal Stilts have cleverly co-opted the melodic charm of early rock and roll and slapped an airy cacophony of sound on top. Singer, Brad Hargett, adds to the soup with a tuneful drone reminiscent of Ian Curtis. It’s an interesting mix that really works. Their second LP is released by Slumberland on 12th April. If you’re rigged-up well, we recommend you buy it on vinyl.

Joe Stevens

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