The Moth & The Mirror – Honestly, This World (Olive Grove Records)

The debut album from The Moth & The Mirror, who describe themselves as a Scottish supergroup, combining talents from Frightened Rabbit, The Reindeer Section, Arab Strap and Admiral Fallow, is truly exceptional.

The songs are all simplistic on the surface, and yet underneath are really quite complex, with a bold, layered sound to some and a seriously stripped-back sense to others. It’s difficult to pick out highlights and key moments, although there’s the haunting ‘Boxes’, the bright and bold ‘Fire’, the bittersweet ‘Beautiful Creature’ and the sharp ‘Germany’; each one is absolutely sublime and each melts effortlessly into the next and they’re all beautiful in their own way.

It’s the perfect antidote to bite and chill of winter. Grab yourself a mug of Hot Chocolate, and maybe some cheese on toast, curl up on the sofa with the cat and press play. Honestly, This World is a stunning debut with its obvious, almost tangible and inescapable power.

Release date: 7th November 2011
Star Rating: [rating:4]

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