Get our issue, highlights, free stuff and more.  

Recording >

The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir: The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir

The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir: The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir

Desc:CD REVIEW: ARTIST: The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir

For a band based in Chicago, the Scotland Yard Gospel Choir sure sounds British; perhaps it’s because mastermind Elia is Welsh-born? The band deals in the sort of smart, brisk pop that has historically come out of the U.K.; their lightly stepping tunes are stroked with lush chamber treatments and patted with twee and jangle. The dulcet melodies, however, belie dark, literate lyrics – a rather British thing in itself. The crux of their sound is unimaginative mimicry. “Aspidistra” sounds like the love child of the Jam and the Buzzcocks, “Then and Not a Moment Before” shadows Belle & Sebastian and the fetching “I Never Thought I Could Feel This Way for a Boy” could be a lost track by the Field Mice. Forgive its scarcely concealed reference points and this album is a lovely jaunt through the British pop landscape.
Comments powered by Disqus


Search thousands of events in our database.


Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.


Search hundreds of clubs in our database.