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01 June 2013

WTSH Shoegaze Spotlight on Strangeways Radio. This Week's Gaze: Still Corners.

 WTSH Shoegaze Spotlight 
on the Strangeways Radio Blog: 
A Weekly Gaze.

About this week's spotlight: 
What: WTSH Shoegaze Spotlight feature
Where: Strangeways Radio blog
When: Weekly

Every week WTSH will present a shoegaze/dream pop band on Strangeways' blog, highlighting how very awesome the band is and how you should be listening to them and buying their music and supporting them because they deserve it.

This week's focus:

Still Corners is the musical project of songwriter/producer Greg Hughes and vocalist Tessa Murray. The London-based duo’s story began 10 years ago, when Greg Hughes (a native of Austin, Texas and the driving force behind Still Corners) was preparing to move to Brooklyn to further his musical ambitions. Fate intervened, as it often does, when he fell in love with an English girl and crossed the Atlantic to begin a new adventure. It was in London, after getting off a train at the wrong station, that Hughes’ path first crossed with that of vocalist Tessa Murray, and after this suitably cinematic encounter, the missing piece fell into place and Still Corners was born.

After a self-released 2008 mini-album, Remember Pepper (heavily influenced by nouvelle vague cinema and Ennio Morricone soundtracks), a handful of well-received singles and a series of spectacular live shows, Still Corners caught the attention of Sub Pop, who signed them and set about releasing the critically lauded single “Cuckoo,” followed by the equally extolled Creatures of an Hour (NME called it “indulgently seductive”; Drowned in Sound declared it “an astounding debut”)...

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