The Blue Nile

Hats

Confetti

Released: 29th November 2019



"Hats", the second LP from Scotland's foremost synth pop romantics hit the shelves in 1989, a full six years after their debut. In the interim the band had scrapped an album's worth of material, seen personal and professional relationships strain until breaking point and become tormented by the brilliance of their first album. Once again, the subject matter is love, but this time the melancholy is turned up to 11, as we take in the drizzle soaked city through the window of the cab taking us from one relationship to the next. Love, loss and loneliness, rendered in sublime sonic detail by Britain's most unsung heroes. The audio equivalent of film noir, and arguably the most realistic depiction of the arc of an affair, this album's most lasting legacy is that it is somehow better than their first...