AMP Live Presents
Chili and the Whalekillers
£3 ADV / £4 On The Door
Chili & The Whalekillers:
From Vienna emerges Chili and the Whalekillers, an Icelandic-Austrian five-piece Band, loaded with an array of artfully crafted pop-songs with considerable danceability. Their third album Turn (2013) was received with acclaim from critics and audiences alike, its eponymous single topping at third place in the Icelandic radio charts in early 2014.
Musically Chili and the Whalekillers can only be described as diverse: Dreamy pop coloured by 60’s psychadelia, indie, folk and even surf rock. Their genre crossing is as effortless as their changing up of the instruments on stage yet there is a constant feeling of coherence, a shared spirit and substance.
Initially drawn in by the captivating melodies of the band, the listener soon finds himself repeatedly discovering new depths in the rich retro-inspired sound and the continental aesthetic of their lyrics. Images of beauty, lemon gardens, French girls and train rides are evoked, but the bands strong political consciousness is never far off.
"Monoking's sound has matured into something much more fresh, challenging and adult, particularly signalled by Jordan Rooker's welcome exploration of the more subtle, lower regions of his vocal range. 'Wondering' is darker, more thoughtful and (for some reason this word keeps coming to mind) sexier!"
After the Boardwalk, 2014
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