Sparklehorse single review

by Emma

Don’t Take My Sunshine Away

Sparklehorse are back after a long five years and have released three singles during September 2006, all combined on a single CD released on 18th September.

Don’t Take My Sunshine Away is a slow-burner, childlike and so laid back that it is practically horizontal. It’s a delicate track complete with twinkly guitar and vocals that are tiny and sweet. Truer to old form is the second track, Ghost in the Sky, with a faster beat, adult vocals and a great twang of guitar. This is the Sparklehorse that I knew and loved. Track three, Knives Of Summertime, steadies out the tempo again and is another mellow tune with thoughtful and gorgeous lyrics and a lovely flow.