OFF THE back of their debut single, “You Got Me” last month, South London’s PELA have shared their second outing, “South Of”.
It’s a beguiling, dazed bliss of a track, with an underscore of Rhodes shimmer and a lazy break shuffling forward, courtesy Olly Shelton; south-of-the-river chanteuse Hannah Coombes drips honeyed sun over the top.
Sometimes you just have to abandon the clever stuff and say: it’s cracking.
You can hear Morcheeba at their stoned best; the emotional reach of Sia; and even the best of 90s’ British ambient – a genre due a reappraisal if ever there was one.
Olly and Hannah will bring us the summer regardless of the ‘Rona, and set us adrift on memory bliss.