|'Staging' is the second single to be taken from Cornershops recent and universally acclaimed album Handcream For A Generation. |
'Staging The Plaguing Of The Raised Platform' - to give the song its album-length title - is a perfect example of the offhand charm that Handcream... as a whole exudes, bringing together music box chimes, boogie guitar, and the disarming presence of a childrens choir, before capping the whole thing off with deliciously swirling strings.
The single will be available on 3 formats, all of which include new Cornershop material:
7 Staging (Radio Edit) Green Ps
'Staging' is released on Monday 12th August by Wiiija Records.
Cornershop will be performing at a number of festivals over the summer:
Praise for Handcream For A Generation:
"such a breath of fresh air" Mojo Album Of The Month
"wonderfully bold ... puts fun back on the agenda" Uncut Album of the Month
"lifts the soul with a joyful infusion of psychedelic thinking and cross-genre thinking ... it keenly explores more musical avenues and makes more telling social comment than any of Cornershop's contemporaries have managed in the four and a half years since the pair's last outing ... this is happy music for hard times, a ray of warm and righteous sunshine just when it's needed most" NME
"the most vibrant and enjoyable album released so far this year ... Cornershop have crafted a masterpiece that should keep you smiling all summer" The Times
"Cornershop's fifth album confirms them as the most vital and inventive force at work in British
a clear front runner for album of the year The Independent
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.