The Shivers - More (4 stars)

The Shivers - More

Sixth album of diverse styles linked by soulful sensibility from New York outfit

(Fence Records)

Having tootled along in NYC for years, this is The Shivers’ sixth album but first to be released over here, and it’s a perfect introduction to their idiosyncratic and gentle form of genius. Diversity is the name of the game; anti-folk rubbing shoulders with new wave, and soft piano next to Dylan-esque shuffles. It’s all linked together though by a delightfully soulful sensibility, most ably demonstrated by centrepiece tune ‘Love Is In The Air’ with its echoes of Marvin Gaye, and its plaintive organ-drenched echo ‘Two Solitudes’, both of which deliver the requisite shivers down the spine. Quietly inspired.

The Shivers 'Two Solitudes' from new album 'More'

The Shivers - 'More'

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