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Chop Chop!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:27 am
by trickster
New album incoming. The concert hall gig should be interesting, sounds like its an entire play through of the album.

Re: Chop Chop!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:17 pm
by Mully
I wonder if the title is reference to the speed of the new release ?

I would hope that the NCH wouldn't be the new album, in order. I remember The Frames doing similar a few years ago. It was a horrible way to play a new album to an unfamiliar audience.

Re: Chop Chop!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:42 pm
by Rocky
I don't really like Starlings Over Brighton Pier. Sorry guys

Re: Chop Chop!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:38 am
by Niftium
It reminds me of the tinkly piano in Radiohead's "Bloom." Doesn't sound like a single, but I like the mellow vibe. Seems more BLotR than BC.

Re: Chop Chop!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:52 pm
by Nathalie
I like that new song, although i have only listened to it 2 or 3 times. Would be nice to listen to the full album altogether rather than bits by bits.

Ticket for NCH bought. 5th row, right in the center stage. So close I will be able to wink at Paul. :D

Really looking forward to that gig. Saw Damien Dempsey twice there. It brings a whole new vibe to the gig. It's so quiet, emotions are right under your skin. Can't wait. Bring on the summer!

Re: Chop Chop!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:02 pm
by BellyUp1977
I really like Starlings...LOVE it actually. Does have a Radiohead King of Limbs vibe all right.

Re: Chop Chop!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:13 pm
by Colm
Video up now for Starlings:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0M9EmnBbxw

It definitely does have a bang of King of Limbs off it.

Also, a radio session with a new song called Drive-By Summer and an acoustic version of Rocky from 1hr 26mins in here:
http://www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/rte ... %2D2013%3A

Re: Chop Chop!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:34 pm
by Colm
Gigs also announced for July at the Marquee in Cork and the Iveagh Gardens in Dublin.

Re: Chop Chop!

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:32 am
by Eoin
Niftium wrote:Seems more BLotR than BC.


Hmm, I kinda thought Blue Lights was a bit of a low point tbh - Bloodless Coup was a great return to form.

Nathalie wrote:Ticket for NCH bought. 5th row, right in the center stage. So close I will be able to wink at Paul. :D


I got a late ticket, somewhere a little farther back and to the side. But I'll still be able to throw Paul side-long glances, I guess. :P

Re: Chop Chop!

PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:33 pm
by Mully
Chopping board. Genius.

Re: Chop Chop!

PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:41 pm
by Nathalie
I know but i've decided not to go for it. Will probably regret it. But again, i've my mug already.

And what's with the kitchen theme?

Re: Chop Chop!

PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 5:34 pm
by Colm
I'm usually a sucker for this kind of thing but funds won't allow this time.

It seems that the NCH gig will be a run-through of the new album, followed by an interval and then "the hits", according to Paul in this interview :

http://www.theregoesthefear.com/?p=50161

Re: Chop Chop!

PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 9:36 pm
by Eoin
Mully wrote:Chopping board. Genius.


It's clever alright.

I've been using my Blue Lights vinyl as a chopping board this whole time.

Re: Chop Chop!

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 6:31 pm
by Darren
I have to say the 3 songs I've heard from CC are very good. You can preview the whole album on amazon. 30 seconds init.

Re: Chop Chop!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:06 am
by trickster
Chop Chop

On first listen I was a bit iffy about it, but on repeated listens, and with the songs sinking in, it's sounding very beautiful. Some might be disappointed there's no real 'loud' songs, and I am a little, but the gentle, stripped down theme on the album is done so well

I'm really enjoying 'Feint Praise', Paul's voice on it sounds so pure and it flows so well. The tune is fantastic. I wasn't a huge fan of 'Drive-By Summer' on first listen but like a lot of the songs, with some more spins it's really sinking in and it becomes more accessible. There's not really a track I dislike as of yet.

Favourite lyric so far :D (from Drive-By Summer) "Laughing at the people in the garden centre, my papa says they must all be mental. All this shit will be dead next week...."


On another note, it's a bit sad to see it so quiet around here even when the album is out this week :(