The A-side of the two, ‘Glimmer’ surfaced on Death At Sea’s SoundCloud page just over a month ago whereas ‘Shy Kids’ and its accompanying video were revealed only a few days ago. Both tracks bear the same spacious guitar riffs, lingering synths and annunciated dreamy vocals. There are elements of Echo & The Bunnymen and (to a lesser extent) The Cure on the aptly named ‘Glimmer’. When we get to B-side, ‘Shy Kids’, those spacious reverbs are replaced with dancing bass lines and energy driving riffs.
The melodies are part pop, part Pavement and are delivered with bouncing confidence. The two tracks feel like polar opposites in mood, but if they’re applied to certain situation you can see where their mutual vibe lies. If your days are full of sunshine and day-drinking, or staring out of an office window; both ‘Shy Kids’ and ‘Glimmer’ apply. If your evenings are spent jumping up and down under fairy lights, or crying as you tear pictures off your bedroom wall; again, both are applicable.