With only a few songs officially out in the world, London-based duo Blue House have managed to feature something new with each release.
Back in November of last year, the duo teased their forthcoming debut LP Suppose with the stunning dark-pop cut, "Hot Air Balloons." Whereas that track had the band's James Howard blending an Arthur Russell meets classic UK jangle-pop vibe, its eventual successor "I Found My Limit" found James Howard and Ursula Russell trading verses above a looping, Unknown Mortal Orchestra-style guitar lick.
So with an established centre point of sorts in warm, beautifully textured approaches, to what degree left or right of it do we find Blue House now? Look no further than "Ear To The Door".
On this latest cut, Blue House head out to the country and return to their humble origins. The story goes that Howard and Russell initially got together following a drunken duet of a Patsy Cline number while atop a rickety old table at a party, and that natural chemistry shines through here.
"Ear To The Door" continues Blue House's hot streak of stylistically diverse releases, with the twosome harmonising throughout for the first time against twangy acoustic strums, twinkling keys, and a distant harmonica line.