The result is a relatively intimate collection of indie-pop big on electric guitars, low-key rhythms and a slacker ethos.
The title track slides in on a woozy drum machine and Julia’s almost twee vocals doing battle with her brother’s more laidback approach; Chateau’s pizzicato strings and delicate bass chords are offset by a chugging guitar and propulsive kick drum; and Sleep Alone balances piano and dark, glistening textural washes with high-sampled vocals.
• Angus & Julia Stone. Snow. EMI.
• ★★★ (out of five)
Single download: Who Do You Think You Are
For those who like: Eels, The Brunettes
— Shane Gilchrist