So, have you finally come to terms with your true indie self? Got bored with all that distressed denim and those Led Zep records? Good. Now, we assume that you've all gone and fallen in love with The Stills, and their own brand of shimmering, epic guitar idolatry, so perhaps a little home-based hors d'oeuvre ?
The Open are from that great Northern lineage of big, bold wide-eyed tunes. In the case of 'I Close My Eyes', their tune is beyond epic. It's monumental. Mountainous. Unscaleable.
Monolithic and magnificent, it rings of Verve and Teardrop Explodes and all the bands in between. Perfectly comprised of surging choruses, swathing guitars and fist clenched vocals, it's an infectious feeling that makes you want to stand on top of your own windswept hill.
The dots may not be fully joined just yet, the watercolour not yet a Monet, but they're close...
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