The Mockingbirds are a cute-as-can-be trio who sing vintage-y songs and wear vintage-y clothes. Their single out now, Tell Me A Story, has just three tracks, but packs a tiny, feminine punch. Now Is The Hour is a reclaimed WWI ditty; fitting for the aesthetic of the band, who, at least on the surface, seem more likely to be happier headlining the Goodwood Festival than Glastonbury. It’s quaint and pretty, and if anything, is more of an expression of The Mockingbirds than their own songs are; they finish most of their sets with a rendition of Lady Marmalade.
Meanwhile, Wendy’s Melody is a gorgeous, melancholy song reminiscent of The Miserable Rich or even Manchester anti-folk artists like Kathryn Edwards and Butler Williams. Trailing In The Sand completes The Mockingbirds’ stripped-back, DIY sound; stylistically they might have more in common with Vera Lynn than Alexa Chung – but musically, and technically, they’re closer to The xx or Belle & Sebastian.