Cherry Ghost

24 09 2010

I know that its been a while again, but I have been busy and I apologise, things that I haven’t blogged about since the last time I thought about it include:  Longleat, Glastonbury Tor, Southseafest and how good it was including Montage Populaire, Dirty Sky Jones, The Dawn Chorus, Bleech and Little Fish.

So it comes to last night when I went to see Cherry Ghost and extremely good they were too.  Ably supported by Liverpool based urchin’s (they wear braces and brogues.  “shine your shoes Mister?”) Misery Guts they played a blinding set on the third night of their tour. 

Classified as the dreaded Alt. Country, they have a distinctive sound and a great voice in their singer/songwriter.  Song’s from both of their albums went down well with the Radio 2 aged crowd and the sound quality was superb.

Highlights for me were Thirst for Romance and 4AM, but that is because I like their first album.  Their Encore was topped off by a cover version of Finally originally by Ce Ce Peniston.

Go and see them while they are on tour.





Montage Populaire

25 05 2010
I went to see Chapel Club at the Joiners last night, who were very Joy division-esque.  Very talented, but also absolutely wasted.  Their set was about 25 minutes long, which is about half of what I wanted.
 
Easily the best band of the night were Montage Populaire, a Southampton 5 piece (according to Myspace).  Now the first bands on don’t normally get much of a mention from me, but these were outstandingly good, and I hope that they will be headlining their own shows soon.  I would definitely go to see them again.  They were everything that I like in a band, quirky, catchy, energetic and they have trumpets.   The only thing that I didn’t like was the guitartists trousers, but then again I think that Rolled up skinnyfit jeans should be banned.
 
I have googeled them so that I can put a link on here, and found some brilliant reviews, especially this one from Artrocker, who also placed them at number 67 of the top 100 records of the year for 2009.  Not bad for an unsigned Demo. 
Check out Montage Populaire, but don’t dismiss Chapel Club.