Be honest now, if I asked you to name something, anything, that Norwich is acclaimed for then I’m guessing your response would go no further than Delia, Alan Partridge, and if you’re of a certain age, Sale of the Century. However, if you answered “homemade pop-inspired by ’70s/’80s synth pioneers and melded with a vocal reminiscent of Kim Wilde before she discovered the joys of her local garden centre” then not only are you down with the kids but you’re evidently a more inspired writer than me.
Maria Uzor and Gemma Cullingford have slowly been erecting some tasty slabs of electro-pop under the guise of Sink Ya Teeth over the last 18 months and ‘Glass’ sees their particular hue darkened a tad as their love of Moroder mingles happily with Hot Chip to produce a metronomic soundbed onto which they weave some disturbed yet husky vocals. However, if you don’t expect the track to break out into ‘I Feel Love’ at any moment then you simply have a tin ear for the 1970s.
At 2 minutes and 45 seconds, ‘Glass’ can never be accused of outstaying it’s welcome but there is a refreshing naivety at play here which has already got me fixated and salivating at the prospect of East Anglia becoming the new Chicago.
‘Glass’ was released on 18th August via 1965 Records
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