‘Into The Diamond Sun’ (HEAVENLY RECORDINGS)
Recommended TrackShut Eye
Soundtracking a Hollyoaks advert ranks pretty low on the credible musician’s bucket list. But you can plant a big tick there for Stealing Sheep, whose hypnotic harmonies reached even more ears after ‘Shut Eye’ accompanied Channel 4’s perma-tanned teens as they frolicked in a field. ‘Into The Diamond Sun’ is folky and whimsical enough to cast them as an all-girl Magnetic Zeros, but they flicker along a much wider spectrum, one with synthy wails and surreal psychedelic plonks. The one consistency is the formidable trio’s elegant vocal harmonies, often chanted like playground poetry, that bind these songs into an album of wonderful surrealism.