10/27/11

Wet Wings || Glory Glory Album Press



It's been a few months since the release and we've seen some really warm reviews. The love is appreciated through and through! Here are some reviews that we found in our searches:

Under The Radar on August 9th, 2011:
Glory Glory received a 7.8/10 from UTR.
     "It is important to remember that this is not an album that hangs off a few hook-laden singles - instead it is more subtle, explorable experience, to be
enjoyed over several plays and gradually familiarized with."

Pasta Primavera on July 18th, 2011:
     "UK/Wellington duo Lucy and Darian aka Wet Wings create soulful, beautiful, sometimes whimsical, sometimes mournful, alway wonderful chamber pop music that skims the edge of lo-fi some nights while blistering through robust orchestration others."


     "Aside from being quite photogenic and quirky, they are charming and gentle with their piano/keyboard-based folk. On “Glory Glory”, they create various aural textures beneath a blanket of thoughtfully quiet lullabies that make a lovely mid-summer soundtrack. Every song has layers of instrumentation and occasional oddities such as a babbling toddler, all creating a lush soundscape. The other day I took an afternoon nap with this playing in my headphones. I woke up half an hour later, as the album was finishing, feeling gloriously zen and rested. It was a wonderful experience and I’ve been hooked since."

Video for "You're Not" by Tom Hutchison.

Music From A Green Window on October 7th, 2011:
     "I just have one question: Why has this not been more successful? This isn’t meant in a rhetorical, incensed way – I genuinely want to know. It bears so many of the hallmarks of what modern indie tastemakers favour that it seems odd to me that it hasn’t swept across The Hype Machine and its ilk with more force. By no means is this a perfect piece of work, but with a media base that increasingly accepts and encourages unfinished, young acts to release “bedroom music” (perhaps because that media base itself is becoming increasingly bedroom-made itself), I find it hard to believe that this hasn’t been picked up."

     "The album is an 11-track collection of pop-infused electronic journeys told through lush harmonies, ever-changing melodies, ethereal keyboard tonalities, guitar, flute and loads of other criss-crossing instrumentation... There’s also something childlike about the playfulness, expressiveness and joy of creation in “Glory Glory”. It’s dreamy, pretty, restless and finds light in every dark corner."

     "Wet Wings fell into our inbox last week, and mimetically we fell in love with their newest release: Glory Glory. It’s a refreshing dose of summery pop straight from New Zealand, combining eclectic percussion with tropical, almost highlife-esque guitar."

     "The full album, released yesterday, reveals a more characterised personality, full of soft focus sounds and cascading instrumental arrangements."


Lucy (L), Darian (R), and Unknown Dog

Darian and Lucy also did a few interviews:

Tonight We Dance, Tomorrow We Cry:
What is your favourite track from the record?
I like ‘Crowne Plaza’ because it has my one-year-old niece’s gibberish in the background. I don’t get to see her a lot as she lives in a different town.
What is the best thing about having a record out?
Being invited to drink champagne with famous rappers, play chess with politicians and hand out microwave meals to the poor.

If you weren’t producing music what do you think you guys would be doing?
Darian: We already do some things apart from music (I am an analyst for Government’s Treasury and Lucy studies Art History at university) but we often find ourselves watching movies when we’d arranged to practice.
Lucy: Studying more.

Under The Radar:
Which local musicians do you hang out with? Who inspires you?
Darian: We hang out with Jon Lemmon and Jonathan Phillips.
Lucy: Jon Lemmon makes me want to be funky.
Darian: Dangerously funky.
Lucy: J Phil inspires me to learn more industrial British history. Seth Frightening makes me want to be a rabbit frog prince. City Oh Sigh makes me want to get viola lessons again.
How does this band compare to other musical projects you’ve been involved with?

Lucy: I have only been involved in choirs and orchestras. This is way more chill. So chill.

Thanks again and if you haven't grabbed your copy, do so here!

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Infinity Tapes