Kid Canaveral – So Close To Beautiful (2007)
At the risk of coming on all Kid Canaveral obscurist, this B-side to the loveable indie-mob’s debut single, Smash Hits, is an absolute belter – and my only slight (and I mean slight) disappointment with their ace debut album, ‘Shouting At Wildlife’ (2010), is that this harmonic power-pop aria wasn’t included on it.
The song’s irresistible swing between high-strung restraint and hurtling release is glorious: it feels like getting miraculously drunk in the sun, or being in the giddy throes of love, or some-such fleeting but no less vital physiological euphoria. I cannot get enough of it.
Kid Canaveral are off to SXSW soon, so they’re playing a couple of Glasgow / Edinburgh fundraisers for the trip this month. Make haste and furnish them with coin!