Sunday, March 04, 2012

Still Corners, live @ Six D.O.G.S (Athens, March 3, 2012)

If Still Corners had been around twenty-something years ago, they would have been an ideal fit for the role of the house band at Twin PeaksRoadhouse bar. Their innocent, half-whispered harmonies suggest a dark underbelly of mystery and sinister secrets, a perfect match for the Lynchian world of the cult TV series. Admittedly, the tiny Six D.O.G.S club at the heart of Athens bears absolutely no resemblance to the iconic Twin Peaks joint, so all the credit has to go to Still Corners’ cinematic, dream-like sound for being able to transport us to a completely different, alluring and mysterious universe for the brief duration of their show.

The four-piece band led by silky-voiced singer Tessa Murray and songwriter Greg Hughes showcased last year’s excellent "Creatures of an Hour" LP while the projections shown at the back of the stage perfectly complemented the nostalgic aura of their songs. "Cuckoo", "Endless Summer", "Into the Trees" and "Submarine" were among the highlights of their set, while the encore comprised of haunting, acoustic cover versions of Bruce Springsteen’s "I'm On Fire" and Rogue Wave’s "Eyes".

Still Corners, live @ Six D.O.G.S
Local act My Drunken Haze who opened the show with their own brand of cinematic pop, proved to be an ideal companion for Still Corners, mining a similar vein of '60s and '70s influenced psychedelic folk sounds. Have a listen to their creations here.

My Drunken Haze
Here's "Endless Summer" from Still Corners' live debut in Athens:

Still Corners - Endless Summer, live @ Six D.O.G.S

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