From EP Making Waves, realeased November 21st 2011, on Abeano Records.
Reviewed by Francesca Baker
Their aim was to make the ‘perfect pop record.’ Aren’t they all? The hazy electronic lull of Sunless ‘97’s Illuminations, from their debut EP Making Waves is atmospheric and yet has a good tune, breathy ethereal soft vocals not getting in the way of a trippy melody. Assertive rather than aggressive, it is only come the end of the track and the cello action that you realise the impact Illuminations has had. Although likely to be dismissed with a roll of the eyes as more glo-fi, Sunless ’97 may be on to something. Perfection though? Tough one.
Illuminations (Making Waves EP) by SUNLESS ’97