Givers - In Light
You'd have to be a real cold-hearted cynical bastard not to be instantly cheered up by Louisiana's Givers. Lo-fi shoe-gaze indie this ain't, and aren't we relieved?
The opening salvo of 'Up Up Up' and 'Meanitime' crash in with sunny vocal harmonies and exuberant arrangements. Tiffany Lamson's lovely voice gels beautifully with Taylor Guarisco powerful tenor and the album is like a full-blown Samba dance from beginning to end; other highlights include the Caribbean-flavoured 'In My Eyes' and serene 'Atlantic'. There's enough doom and gloom in the world these days, nice of Givers to bring a bit of warmth and happiness into our lives.