OK, so this one's been around for a while (the album Colour Trip was released on Feb 14th) but I've not got around to mentioning yet how gorgeously awesome 'So High', by the superbly monikered (pun and a Star Wars reference!) Ringo Deathstarr is.
Imagine a dose of pure summer pop coated in layers of guitar fuzzy-noise and delivered through a shimmering haze. Now, make sure the vocals are classic indiepop boy-girl harmonies...
...and you've got 'So High'.
Sure, it's been done before and will be done again, but rarely (if ever) has shoe-gaze been done as well as Ringo Deathstarr do it right here. As useless as it may be for me to tell you this - I'd like to go on record as saying that Ringo Deathstarr have created one piece of utter musical perfection – and there's not many bands that you can say that about.
'So High' is easily one of the best songs of 2011.
Listen to it NOW. It's only just over two minutes long. So no excuses.
ALSO: 'So High' isn't the only cracker they've got in their arsenal. 'Imagine Hearts' is on this month's free Artrocker Magazine Cover-mount CD. Also very much worth a listen