Little Pictures: Owl + Owl (Lil' Chief)

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Little Pictures: Owl + Owl (Lil' Chief)

Electropop married to slightly whimsical faux-naivety isn't an easy call and I have no doubt some will recoil from this bedroom music -- and when this Wellington duo quivers through the awful Tips for Domestic Bliss you can count me among the naysayers.
But elsewhere here are charming little pop songs adeptly realised and working well within the self-imposed limitations. They do command an impressive battery of instruments and musical ideas however and when this starts to take flight on soft melodic wings it can really soar.
The duo of Johanna Freeman and Mark Turner are only 20 and in time to come they will doubtless see this as juvenilia, and all that means. So this will not be the best thing they ever do, but -- with a couple of exceptions -- it is more than enough for now.
Cute.

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