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Album Stream: Chapel Club – Good Together

 
By on Monday, 13th May 2013 at 11:00 am
 

From whence we first knew them through their stunning 2011 debut album ‘Palace’, which featured strong singles ‘Oh Maybe I’ and ‘All the Eastern Girls’, Chapel Club decided to take a major change in direction for their second album, ‘Good Together’, out on the 3rd of June. Maybe you’ve heard the new sound already, in the form of the recently released video for ‘Shy’ (a single out on the 17th of June) or these songs we offered up earlier last summer, which I described as “sleazier” and “dreamier”. Either way, you can listen to the entirety of ‘Good Together’ below. Listen and tell us what you think in the comments!

 

Chapel Club / June 2013 UK Tour

 
By on Sunday, 12th May 2013 at 3:00 pm
 

London’s Chapel Club have a short tour of the UK scheduled for early June. Tickets are on sale now.

The band’s second album ‘Good Together’ is out on the first day of the tour, the 3rd of June.

Monday 3rd June 2013 – Birmingham Temple
Tuesday 4th June 2013 – Glasgow Art School
Wednesday 5th June 2013 – Leeds Cockpit 2
Thursday 6th June 2013 – Brighton Haunt
Tuesday 11th June 2013 – London Cargo

 

Video of the Moment #1203: Chapel Club

 
By on Friday, 10th May 2013 at 6:00 pm
 

Chapel Club‘s newest is a track called ‘Shy, their next single out on the 17th of June (the download is available on the 20th of May). The official single release falls 2 weeks after their second album, ‘Good Together’, drops on the 3rd of June on Ignition Records. And here’s the video. Enjoy.

 

Video of the Moment #1096: Chapel Club

 
By on Friday, 18th January 2013 at 6:00 pm
 

This is Chapel Club as you don’t remember. I mean, in case you haven’t been keeping up with the news, the band have decided to change direction significantly from 2011’s ‘Palace’.

Heavy dance beats and synths? It’s a bit hard for me to get used to this new sound, but I’m sure they will gain a whole new group of fans from ‘Good Together’ alone. Watch it below; the single drops on the 4th of March on their new label Ignition Records. The band play a special one-off show at London Islington Electrowerkz on Tuesday (22 January).

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWEbWNIXJcU[/youtube]

 

MP3 of the Day (and more!) #570: Chapel Club

 
By on Thursday, 28th June 2012 at 10:00 am
 

Okay, will someone please tell me what happened to Chapel Club? They have traded the more traditional guitar rock sound for…a sleazier, dreamier version of themselves. Evidence? This track they’ve offered up for free, ‘Sleep Alone’. Paradiddle blog describes it as “An exciting re-invention of Horrors-esque proportions.” Uh oh. Beyond the free mp3, there are three other tracks – ‘Jenny Baby’, ‘Scared’ and ‘Good Together’ – that the band are offering up for a teaser listen ahead of their next album’s release.

What do you think? Are you for or against the new Chapel Club? Have at it in the comments.

 

Top Albums of 2011: Editor’s Picks

 
By on Tuesday, 20th December 2011 at 1:00 pm
 

As we get ready to bid adieu to another year of fantastic music, your faithful editor has made a list and checked it twice to choose what she considers the best of the year. Agree? Disagree? As always on here on TGTF, comments are welcome.

1. Noah and the Whale – ‘Last Night on Earth’ (Mercury) – With all the bad news about the economy in our faces each day and scandals rocking public institutions and public figures, we could really use something that can lift our cynical spirits. The third album from Noah and the Whale was unfairly maligned by critics bemoaning that they sound “too American” on this effort; what’s more important to me is the strength of the songwriting on this outing compared to their previous sombre material.

Not only is Charlie Fink happy, his writing is so grand it could finally bring Noah and the Whale into the big time. The most emotional moment is proffered in ‘Waiting for My Chance to Come’: “when you’re walking next to me / I can feel my body speak”. While the song title appears in the tune ‘L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.’, the defining lyric of the album is in here as well: “what you don’t have now will come back again / you’ve got heart and you’ll go in your own way”. In March, I stated this “will be 2011?s most optimistic, inspiring, life-affirming album” and months later, I still feel strongly about this album. Read my review here.

2. Lykke Li – ‘Wounded Rhymes’ (LL) – If you were expecting more of the same from Lykke Li based on her debut ‘Youth Novels’ (1 part strange ‘folk’ music, 1 part infectious dance), you’re sorely mistaken. Instead though, the Swedish songstress pushed new boundaries with her new partner in crime, Peter Bjorn and John’s Bjorn Yttling, and showed her songwriting abilities go far beyond a forgettable pop song. Maturity suits her, and even if she herself doesn’t like her fans being fixated on her in rapt attention at her concerts instead of dancing like they just don’t care, there’s no denying that her heartbreak makes for good song. Read my review here.

3. Young Rebel Set – ‘Curse Our Love’ (EMI) – Paul Lester damned this band with faint praise in this New Band of the Day feature in 2009 and I hope he ate his words upon listening to the band’s debut album on EMI. Singalong choruses in rock have become somewhat of a cliché in these Coldplay days but I like what these guys from Stockton-on-Tees are doing: a little bit of folk on rock. Sounds like what Noah and the Whale used to do, doesn’t it? ‘Walk On’ and ‘Fall Hard’ are ready made festival winners, and ‘If I Was’ is probably the prettiest love song you haven’t heard yet. If only the Brits took to them as much as the Germans already have…

4. Patrick Wolf – ‘Lupercalia’ (Hideout) – Multi-instrumentalist Patrick Apps presented himself to the world in 2003 with ‘Lycanthropy’, filled with teenage angst. This was followed by ominous autumnal musings in 2005’s ‘Wind in the Wires’, freewheeling happiness in 2007’s ‘The Magic Position’, and “stick it to the man” ‘The Bachelor’ of 2009. This year’s album is a celebration, literally (Wolf drew from on an old Roman holiday designed to avert evil spirits and for purification for his thematic inspiration) and absent is the brooding, pensive Patrick, a mode he knows well. But who cares? The man is in love, the songwriting is top notch and this is an album you can listen to again and again. Read my review here.

5. The Whip – ‘Wired Together’ (Southern Fried) – As the year went on, I was getting really worried that there wouldn’t be a dance album in 2011 to truly stir my restless soul, to make me feel alive again. Trust Manchester to come through with a corker: the Whip’s ‘Wired Together’ ticked all the boxes. ‘Shake’ is an in your face, dirty dancing delight. It starts slow and cool before you are compelled to put your hands in the air and you start seeing the coloured lights. Read my review here.

Under the cut: albums that almost made the top 5…as well as some albums that disappointed.
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