|With the resurgence of a lo-fi production and aesthetic continuing to grow in the U.K it was only a matter of time before Manchester’s charming solo artist Pierre Hall came to light. The son of a father from Trinidad and Tobago and a Mauritian mother, Pierre Hall is otherwise known as Golden Glow, who’s debut album ‘Tender In The Night’ is due for release on 21st June via Mush Records.|
‘Tender In The Night’ is a captivating mix of Shoegaze and Brit-Pop, filled with beautiful and delicate songs, which have been fuelled by a car accident that left Pierre’s unable to walk for 6months.
Opening track ‘Adore Me’ starts with guitars aching to the links of Gang Of Four and The Editors, capturing that distinctively British guitar tone that we have come to love over the years. With a more indie edge on the guitars a pounding Joy Division-esque bass line and Ian Curtis styled distorted vocal overlaying ‘Adore Me’ sets the tone for what is to follow, a captivating mix of 80s post-punk and early 90s Shoegaze and Brit-pop. Fourth track ‘The Blizzard’ sees the direction of the album shift slightly, with Hall harnessing a more droning Shoegaze influence, delivered with an almost spoken word vocal line, rather than sung melody, which sits underneath a cascade of droning synths and sound-scaping distorted guitars. However it is ‘At A Lose’ that captures the essence of the album, fusing together a perfectly balanced blend of guitars that are a mix of an 80’s reverb distorted drone and a clear cut Brit-Pop riff. Fittingly album closer ‘Start Again’ continues with the overall laid back summer feeling of Tender Is The Night, providing a dreamy haze of happy-go-lucky indie-pop guitars overlaid with a Curtis styled vocal, which encapsulate Tender Is The Night.
In all Tender Is The Night is an album consisting of 11tracks that never peak beyond the 4minute mark and that you can enjoy for their simplicity and charm offensive. An album that won’t win any awards for its production and won’t go down as an historic album. However what it does offer is a production quality that adds to Pierre Hall’s charm and shows us that there is enough here to start getting excited about. - Middle Boop Mag