Mirror Mirror

Release date
13 Jun 2011
Running length
10 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Silver Spell 3:50 4,592
2 The Model 2:59 4,562
3 Breaking Fun 3:19 4,689
4 Orion 4:50 3,417
5 Don't Look Now 4:07 2,938
6 Ink Free 3:03 3,009
7 Rose Red 4:33 3,641
8 Axed Actor 3:48 2,660
9 Bee Song 4:45 2,582
10 The Beach 4:22 2,471

About this album

Mirror Mirror is Sons & Daughters’ third album. The follow up to 2008’s The Gift is a very different beast to its predecessor. A slow burning sensation, a wiry, raw, sensual injection of primal monochrome rock, Mirror Mirror is not only thrillingly contemporary but unique by 2011 standards.

Sons And Daughters reached back to their own past - namely 2006’s The Repulsion Box and the band’s 2004 mini-album debut Love The Cup - for inspiration. As Scott Paterson observes - “We sound better when we’re more minimal. We wanted everything on the new album to be necessary, no added fluff, and only recording on 16-track.”

With this model in mind the band enlisted friend and fan Keith McIvor - aka JD Twitch of local legends Optimo Music – as producer. Mirror Mirror is his first full length album. “We knew someone like Keith could be really honest with us,” says Scott. “He has great taste in music, and we also knew we wanted to start using electronics, and he’s really into his dance music.” The mood was further enhanced with mixing by Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, These New Puritans).

Several songs changed shape during recording. “Silver Spell” and “Ink Free” had, “full on punk rock guitar” before the synths (vintage, of course) took over. Adele stirs in themes of fairytales, serial killers and witchcraft, as well as tapping her own inner demons. The album title – turned into a forceful mantra on the opening “Silver Spell” – comes from reflecting on all that darkness. “Ink Free” and “Orion” come from a similarly troubled place.

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  • hitbyambulance

    different sound and mood from their other albums, but i really like it.

    13 Jun 2014 Reply

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