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The ShortListen: Sunflower Bean (no. 230)

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Dave Fawbert
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Who? Sunflower Bean

What’s the story? Sometimes we all need something a little delicate and pretty in our lives, and New York trio Sunflower Bean are here to give us just that. Easier Said is the latest single to emerge ahead of debut album Human Ceremony, which will come out in February on respected indie label Fat Possum, and it's a chiming, gentle slice of none-more-indie indie. Singer Julia Cumming's vocals are so soft you feel like a gust of wind might knock them over, while Johnny Marr-style guitar licks weave in and out as the rhythm section pushes things along, gently, in the background. This is really rather good.

For fans of: The Smiths, Fickle Friends, Tame Impala

In three words: Delicate melodic indie

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Dave Fawbert

ShortList.com staff writer Dave’s primary passions are pop, prose, punning and power ballads (and alliteration). A lower division football enthusiast and long-suffering cricket fan, he is one of only 110 people followed on Twitter by Chas Hodges from Chas ‘n’ Dave. Follow Dave on Twitter like Chas: @davefawbert

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