Hexicon is the work of Michael and Paul from Allo Darlin, and Something Strange Beneath The Stars is the first single from their debut album The Blossom Sighs. Although it features overly sweet vocals, it has lovely parpy brass, rudimentary drums and twee as anything melody, replete with nice harmonies and schoolkids chanting. There’s a slow, swaying bit where they sound like a fey Super Furry Animals which all adds up to a nice tune spoilt a bit by the vocals. The other track is Still Here, a gorgeous little alt indie country number, with some sweet sumptuous vocals, and a tune redolent of Goldrush.
Something Strange Beneath The Stars is out now on Haircut Records
Hexicon myspace is here