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Only Count The Sunny Hours
Hello Moon Only Count The Sunny Hours
Released 9 September 2011
Producer Hello Moon
Label Any Other City
Length 36:02
Genre Indie, pop
Website hellomoonband.tumblr.com
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Bouncing into our laps come Dublin’s own Hello Moon with their debut album of indie-pop bliss Only Count The Sunny Hours. Recorded in Dublin’s AP Studios and K9 Studios this album is a short, no messing around pop gem - full of jaunty guitars and distant, echoey vocals.

There are plenty of influences heard throughout from The Shins, Morrissey, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, even The Cure. 'New Day' sounds like a distant cousin of 'Boys Don’t Cry'. Mostly though their ‘80s sound is like a slightly more upbeat version of The Drums.

Lead single 'Vanity' kicks things off with its lively guitar and cracking bass line. The bass lines get better, just try and stop yourself from bopping away to 'He Was a Boy'. Standout tracks on ...Sunny Hours are the sublime 'Sievehead' and the gorgeous, majestic closing track 'Awkward Hugs' with the beautiful instrumental 'The Calculus Affair' breaking things up nicely.

Sit back and let Hello Moon take you on their jangly jaunt through ‘80s pop. You won’t be disappointed.

- Leon Byrne