PETE FIJ/ TERRY BICKERS
We Are Millionaires BROADCAST RECORDING 8/10 Former Creation stalwarts are happy to be sad the quietly anthemic title track of the follow up to 2014’s Broken Heart Surgery murmurs dissent against “rom-com happy endings”, but in fact former Adorable frontman Pete Fijalkowski and ex-House of Love guitarist terry Bickers are perfectly cast as the starcrossed leads in their own melancholy B-movie, ruefully deconstructing their misfit creative partnership on the sumptuous “Let’s Get Lost together”. these unfailingly lovely late-night reflections stalk the same terrain as the third VU album, richard Hawley, the Lilac time and ballad-mode JAMC, moving from the stark intimacy of “over you” to the narcotic drag of “Waking Up” and Bond theme grandeur of “If the World Is All We Have”.
Millionaires? Pete Fij (left) and Terry Bickers