The new songs sounded solid, furthering the synth/dance influence that they played with on Tonight: Franz Ferdinand. But the band is at their best when they turn the clocks back and hit hard with their earlier stuff. Nothing beats the fiery assertion of “Michael”, and I can’t picture a more just closer than “Fire”.
The band haven’t lost any of the spark that they first subjected us to with “Take Me Out”, and it’s amazing just how sharp these guys sound live. They put on my favorite performance of the weekend, and will surely take up my time the next time they stop in NYC.
BMG Music Presents
Chapell is celebrating - having recently signed to Fieldhouse / BMG music. Debut album "The Redhead's Allegations" produced by Talking Heads' Jerry Harrison. Last NYC performance in 2016 prior to national tour with a huge iconic band (its still a secret) Come to Rockwood Music Hall on August 17 @8pm