Half Measures

by The Sylvia Platters

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In the press:
"Jangly pop-rock, with that precious sense of off-kilter that drags it towards the cool kids, whilst appeasing us oldies, who just like the pretty of Sarah Records and our power-pop drenched in the 90’s" – Janglepop Hub


We have walked for hours
Didn't share a word
Houses like museums
Lessons to unlearn

What is this sensation?
Shouts from the front room
Retreat into the darkness
On a Sunday afternoon

And we are so content
Your silence speaks
Begin and end

Here it comes again
I need someone
Like an old friend

Summer's at its ending
Neighbours are all gone
They're expecting burnout
But nothing will go wrong

Sing me to sleep
The world won’t keep
Begin and end

River flows so slow
I cheat sheet though
Disappoint my friends


released August 20, 2020
Written and performed by The Sylvia Platters – Alex Kerc-Murchison, Nick Ubels, Tim Ubels, and Scott Wagner.

Live-off-the-floor recordings engineered by Corey Meyers and Simon Bridgefoot at “The Dungeon” in February 2020. Overdub recordings engineered by Simon Bridgefoot at Racoon Moon Studio in March 2020.

Mixed by Simon Bridgefoot at Racoon Moon Studio.

Produced by The Sylvia Platters. Additional production by Simon Bridgefoot.

Mastered by Greg Mindorff at Suite Sound Labs, Vancouver, BC.

Photo by W. John Clogg. Artwork by Nick Ubels.


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Alex Kerc-Murchison, Stephen Carl O'Shea, Nick Ubels, & Tim Ubels.

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