ALBUM REVIEW: Cristobal & The Sea – Sugar Now | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 2.10.15

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A warming accumulation of Spanish, Portuguese, Corsican and British melodies entwined in a beatdown, sunkissed. Tropicana pop manner; Cristobal & The Sea are here to rescue your summer blues and drench you in SPF worthy ditties.

Sugar Now begins with the dreamy slithers of Counting Smiles, a Western folk extravaganza that audibly sparkles with ethereal flutes and European string instruments, all left raw and untouched by editing, producing a stripped down and evocative style.

Flowing through to the floaty vibes of Fish Eye, exhibiting elements of Crystal Fighters and Los Campesinos!, to Legs Gone Feather, which instils a haunting tribal hiatus, the album boasts the band’s ability to sustain a diverse quality, yet create daring musical dimensions within it.

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