Something Beginning With L are sweet purveyors of adorably understated pop. Starting life in Suffolk, but now rooted in South London, the bewitching girl/boy/girl trio juxtapose scuzzy electric guitars and buzzing synths with acoustic fragility and electro-beats. Shoegaze elements dominate, but sometimes give way to more 4AD influenced, alt rock stylings. Live the rhythm section is provided by Jon Clayton from behind a small tower of technology, this is complemented by the atmospheric guitar noise and salient crystalline vocals of Lucy Parnell and Jen Macro, who use bliss-out close harmonies to describe tales of the darker edges of life & love.
The band recently released their debut album ‘Beautiful Ground’ on DIY co-operative label Armellodie Records. It has received recommendations from Tom Ravenscroft (6Music) and Mojo magazine, amongst others:
"A constant threat of change makes this lovely long-player so very enticing."
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“a fresh and finely woven combination of dual female vocals…guitars, drums… and synthetics…punctuated by occasional swipes of Pixies-style belligerence 4/5” Mojo Magazine
"Beautiful Ground is awash with atmosphere, 4/5" Time Out
" an understated pearl of a debut 7/10" Drowned in Sound
"There’s something brilliant to pick out of any and every song on this album. It’s possibly the most consistently thrilling debut of the year" Americana UK