With influences that span the spacy experiments of the United States of America
, the expansive, cinematic sounds of Ennio Morricone
, and glamorous '80s synth pop, Still Corners is the project of Greg Hughes and Tessa Murray.
The group formed shortly after Hughes, an American expatriate, met Murray by chance at a London train stop. Eventually, Still Corners became a quartet with the addition of members Leon Dufficy and Luke Jarvis, and released singles and EPs including 2008's Remember Pepper? and 2010's Don't Fall in Love. In 2011, they signed to Sub Pop
, which released their full-length debut, Creatures of an Hour, that year. By the time of their second record, 2013's Strange Pleasures, Still Corners were down to the duo of Hughes and Murray, and had ditched the '60s influences in favor of a slicker, more '80s-inspired sound. To record their third album, Murray and Hughes moved from London to the English seaside; inspired by the water's intense color, they named the set of songs Dead Blue. The album, which featured the Brian Wilson
-inspired single "Lost Boys," was released on Still Corners' own Wrecking Light Records
in September 2016. ~ Gregory Heaney, Rovi