GIRL FRIEND have firmly ensconced themselves as one of my favourite new UK pop duos of the past twelve months with their steady stream of giddy electropop tunes like Hello Stranger and Tragic on the Dancefloor.
New single Eight in the Morning is yet another ace in the hand for Amory and Eleanor Neish-Melling – a true jewel in the Manchester-based brother sister duo’s burgeoning catalogue which shows off their softer side as they dreamily reflect on a recent break up.
“It’s eight in the morning, there should be blue sky but summer rain keeps falling,” sings Amory on the chunky chorus with a wistful nod to romance dissipated, while Eleanor adds her own gorgeous harmonies against swathes of dreamy synths and peppy electronics.
Like its predecessors, Eight in the Morning brings to life a heartbreak narrative that feels wholly original and yet strikingly familiar.
With their armoury of relatable lyrics, irresistible vocals and catchy hooks of the Alphabeat kind, GIRL FRIEND are a force to be reckoned with and undoubtedly one of the UK’s best kept pop secrets.