Wednesday, January 17, 2007

the montgolfier brothers

he Montgolifer Brothers is a partnership between singer-songwriter Roger Quigley and post-rock instrumentalist Mark Tranmer. Their debut album ‘Seventeen Stars; demonstrated how they both rely on each other. Quigley’s deadpan northern vocals evoke Morrissey at his peak. Whilst Tranmer builds the tension through his odd choices of instruments, from brazilian psychedelic jazz and durutti-colum builds. Between Two Points is a catalogue of Ken Loach-despair. As Quigley speaks: ‘You’re guardian angel gives up the ghost’, you can’t help but think the Montgolfier Brothers are Belle and Sebastian in a northern bedsit. Cathartic and full of gentle beautiful.

Seventeen Stars

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