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A harmony laden band - made with equal parts boy and girl - whose music tells stories of love, adultery and suicide, taking place on trains, planes and long walks home.

The songwriting heart of little xs for eyes, the couple Bennie Reilly and Davey Moor, began composing together after being jilted by their previous musical lovers, assembling a group of musician friends from the Dublin music scene. This, their critically acclaimed, eponymous début EP featuring their heavily layered harmonies and instruments such as ukulele, electric mandolin and glockenspiel.

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released July 24, 2007

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The textured melodies and Bennie Reilly’s soft, mouse-sized voice make it easy to like the indie-folksters’ debut – and there’s even more that’ll make you love it. They can do pastoral just as well as The Earlies, with harmonies like wind instruments played by friendly ghosts (‘(She’ll Use You) Lou’). However, they can carry off the harder stuff equally well – check out the sludgy guitar of ‘Sleepwalking’. This EP feels like watching an autumn day from inside, and the songs are just long enough for you to lie back in them.
Hotpress – Tim Smyth

new unit take indie-folk as a base for sweet, cute and deceptively hard-hitting songs. Think Rilo Kiley with very vicious knobs on.
The Ticket, Irish Times - Tony Clayton-Lea

little xs for eyes … If there was any sun this summer, the music that they make would be a good accompaniment to it ... airy, harmony-laden, ethereal, sweet
UnaRocks Blog

the debut five track mini album from this new irish based outfit…features some really lovely downbeat country tinged folk sounds with comparisons to the likes of mazzy star meets cat power or even neko case, the opening two tracks are two of the most beautiful alt country tracks sounding like a more laid back cowboy junkies with the almost whispered vocal delivery of hope sandoval, really lovely stuff well worthy of your attention, the album features (she’ll use you) lou, the rubble of love, confident you, sleepwalking and little boat rowing, july 2007
Road Records Single/EP of the Week

the band play some deliciously harmonious music that will have you floating off into the sky with a blissful smile etched to your mug … for an indication of what they sound like i'd say think reindeer section doing carpenters covers... well its close enough..
Drop-D Blog
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Bennie Reilly : voice & guitar
Davey Moor : voice, guitar, mandolin & ukulele
Sorcha Brennan : voice, synth & melodica
Michelle Considine : voice & glockenspiel
Aaron Copeland : bass
Al Higgins : drums

Recorded & mixed by Eoin Bailey
Produced by Davey Moor, Bennie Reilly & Eoin Bailey
Mastered by Liam Grant

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little xs for eyes Leinster, Ireland

littlexsforeyes@gmail.com

little xs' music tells of tragic heroes, failed lovers, empty dance floors & the unchanging seasons, taking place on trains, boats, wrestling rings & the inevitable long walk home.

Officially our favourite Irish pop band - State.ie

the most deliciously sweet hues of bitter you could possibly taste - Irish Independent

genuinely swoonsome folk-pop melodies - Irish Times
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