In that time honoured tradition… yes, “they’re back, back, BACK!”

MIRRORS return with a brand new single ‘Hourglass’ as the follow up to the ‘This Year, Next Year, Sometime. . . ?’ EP issued earlier in the year.

As hinted at by the newly recorded songs ‘Dust’ and ‘Shooting Stars’ from that compendium, MIRRORS are heading for a sparser, textural direction while still retaining those emotive melodic components which made their debut album ‘Lights & Offerings’ such a rewarding listen.

On ‘Hourglass’, an echoing drum machine is met with a cacophony of sombre synth strings and hauntingly melancholic vocals.

It’s perhaps less immediate than previous offerings and having been spotted enjoying the recent CHRIS & COSEY gig in Bexhill-on-Sea, it would appear that darker, more abstract influences are coming to the fore with MIRRORS.

However, ‘Hourglass’ is that properly avant pop track post-‘Dazzle Ships’ that has been promised by OMD for nearly 30 years but never really delivered on.


‘Hourglass’ is available digitally from 18th June 2012

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Text by Chi Ming Lai
11th June 2012