Falling Over Our Fear

by JUST HANDSHAKES [WE'RE BRITISH]

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FORMATS: Single 7" - On sale clicking: bit.ly/1e5ExvZ / Digital Single

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NEW ADVENTURES IN POP 008

Clara, Michael, Edward and Jim have already published three limited-edition singles as well as a split, all of which are sold out. They’ve played with bands like THE XX, ALLO DARLIN’, TEMPER TRAP and SHOUT OUT LOUDS, and from their base in Leeds they have surprised and amazed with their fresh, personal, addictive, danceable indie-pop, pushed forward by Clara’s playful voice. They’re in the spotlight and have been widely praised by Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson, two of the most important radio presenters on the BBC. Rough Trade record stores themselves have considered them one of the best indie groups of the moment. Because of this and many more reasons, we at Elefant Records have turned to them for our New Adventures in Pop and we are presenting an exquisite single, which is going to be a delicacy for everyone, and which has been produced by none other than Ben Siddall of THE LODGER.

“Falling over our fear” opens the release, and we already have solid proof of its superior quality; their songs are complex, unpredictable, evasive, but completely direct and catchy. The beginning could make some people mention THE STROKES, a bridge that reminds us of the freshness of THE SUNDAYS, and a melody that VAMPIRE WEEKEND would be happy to write… but the song isn’t really any of that. Or, better yet, it is that and much more too. Right from the start we noticed that we have an incomparable and tremendously original band before us. “Black and Blue” is a clear delicacy. With the posturing of THE SMITHS, Clara’s phrasing reminds us a lot of Morrissey, the song breaks with a marvelous and solid chorus. “Downward Spiral” is a song that gets tangentially close to punk-pop, an impossible mix between MIAOW, THE WOULD BE GOODS and THE POPGUNS, always keeping that indie-pop spirit, showing us that their love of the great melodies never pushes aside their energy, intensity or electricity. Finally, closing this limited-edition single is the song “Brakes”, with echoes of Sunshine Pop, and its crescendoing chorus is absolutely incredible.

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released April 11, 2011

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Track Name: Falling Over Our Fear
They said we had the whole wide world in our hands
But we held photos of faraway lands
Will it snow in Glasgow when we dance the mambo?
Time will tell, they said we were as strong as espresso

Oh we can see the end is near
And how we fall over our fear

The tears fall down onto a crumpled old scarf
They form a map of the USSR
With shouting and screaming how quickly we gave in
They said we were not worth saving

Oh we can see the end is near
And how we fall over our fear
Track Name: Black And Blue
You cut your losses, afraid to bear your crosses
You will never be the same again
So battle hard to control it, the way you know you ought to
Like your parents taught you, your feet should never leave the ground

Thinking of you leaves me black and blue
Thinking of you leaves me black and blue

Three sheets to the wind and two pairs of limbs to see you home again
You with your hazy disposition, it's clear where you are heading
On a skyward mission your feet will never touch the ground

Thinking of you leaves me black and blue
Thinking of you leaves me black and blue
Track Name: Downward Spiral
So let's invest some hope in an empty vessel
It didn't show, it didn't show
You kick the skirting and I know you're hurting my dear
You kick the skirting and it's all becoming clear

Caught in a downward spiral, we're turning round and round
I want to meet with my love, our feet won't touch the ground
Caught in a downward spiral, we're turning round and round
I want to meet with my love, but I can't seem to find a way

So gather, gather your bones and bow to a different time
We all live routine lives but seldom tire
The smile slipped off your face and you left without a trace without a trace

Caught in a downward spiral, we're turning round and round
I want to meet with my love, our feet won't touch the ground
Caught in a downward spiral, we're turning round and round
I want to meet with my love, but I can't seem to find a way
Track Name: Brakes
Medicate the ups and downs from see-saw heights to solid ground
It's the same shade of grey as the one in your hallway
Oh you had charmed me, as humble as a bumble bee

There's no time to ruminate the when's the ifs
The when's the ifs the who's and how's
Nothing left to contemplate
It's time, it's time, it's time to put the brakes on now

You love the girl you crossed paths with once before,
The cross around her neck means nothing anymore
Innocence burnt away by the fever of your youth
Lets try, lets try, lets try to call a truce

There's no time to ruminate the when's the ifs
The when's the ifs the who's and how's
Nothing left to contemplate
It's time, it's time, it's time to put the brakes on now