I singled out Our Girl as 'ones to watch' last year (I’ve just started internally debating this/next year’s list and deciding whether they’ll be repetitions or not, just 3 of my 15 ‘tips’ actually released an album…) on the basis of their languorous and atmospheric self-titled debut track and the history of its front-woman Soph Nathan for being a part of bands that produce irresistible, elegantly draped pop melodies.
As it turned out Our Girl have spent most the year brimming on the surface whilst Soph’s other band The Big Moon shined in the limelight. Now with “Sleeper” it’s time for that to change. Filled with gutsy hooks and layers of echoed guitar “Sleeper” well and truly sparkles, packing a punch from the outset with the ebbing and flowing of driving, crunchy guitars and drums alongside earnest, wistful lyrics before soothing in a softer, nonchalant haze and gorgeous harmonies.
“Sleeper” is released on 7” vinyl / digital download via Cannibal Hymns on December 11th.