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Released: 21st December 2020

LP£24.99 Buy Now In Stock. Dispatched today.

Import from USA - more stock expected 21/12
With bonus CD compiled by Karina Gill while stocks last.
Cindy's self-titled LP, recorded in 2018, captures Karina Gill's songwriting beginning to stretch its legs, albeit in a minimal, sparkling, gorgeous way. These tracks perhaps lean slightly heavier on the Galaxie 500 influence, with slight sparkles of growing confidence creeping into the twists of each song. Cindy’s songs are glowing, deeply atmospheric insular worlds that hang together like a galaxy of Gill’s imagination. Down-stroked guitar and the beautiful, fragile voice Gill lets out in sighs and coos are augmented with sparse instrumentation and the gentle hiss of a 4-Track singing to us in its sleep.

LP (Limited to 250)

Includes Cd Bonus Disc of friends and family compiled by Karina Gill while stocks last. San Francisco's Cindy might just be our favourite new discovery of 2020, apart from uncovering the fact that as social creatures we all need a little help from our friends to get by. It's been a time, huh? Anyway, their recent album Free Advice was just a beautiful piece of work and was our November album of the Month. We'll have more for sale for you next week. But why wait until next week? Cindy began as a learning-as-she-goes songwriting project for singer Karina Gill after she picked up a Stratocaster and began strumming yet even on their debut album from 2018 the aesthetic seems complete and already in possession of a VIP pass to your heart. The songwriting ticks from Free Advice are here already, there's lashings of the heartbroken Yo La Tengo songs, Mazzy Star restraint married with a perfectly toned full band set up. Sonically, it's easy to see Free Advice and Cindy as twin siblings, yet perhaps the debut is slightly more raw and emotionally weary, with crumbling and re-forming relationships the subject matter, dreams of night-time under the crushing weight of heavy days, navigations of the every complex layers evident in dealing with other human beings. The band are so adept at playing little at the exact right times, nothing on Cindy is over the top, which adds to its quiet, gentle power. In fact, there's often a kind of haze over the songs, with the emotive qualities emerging out of obfuscation just enough to invite you back into the mist. Yes people, we really love this band.