I have had a bit of a love/hate relationship with Tiny Fireflies over the years. Sometimes they just deliver tracks that are way too twee and sugary sweet. You know where you have to put your head between your shoulders, shudder and wait for your teeth to fall out. Then on the other hand they deliver the perfect pop record. You know where you swoon and want to grab that precious vinyl and hold it snugly in your arms.
Thankfully the double a sided Nothing / 2040 falls into the latter and it is possibly one of the finest, if not the finest, singles I have heard this year. I am not going to describe it to you – just go ahead and play it yourself. Once, twice or more. But play it once at least.
However, given how prohibitive shipping is from the States is how does one hold a pair of FLACs in their arms?
Nothing / 2040 is out now on 7″ vinyl and digital formats. Get it from here.