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The Vatican Cellars My Black Pearl Monkeys Paw Records
Article written by
Ged M - Oct 8, 2007
Admission time: I know two of the band but I’d still be… well, not jumping around, they’re not that sort of band, but at least I’d be singing their praises because this is a gorgeous demo. Its acoustic, part-folky backing (all filigree guitar lines and chunky double bass, with lonely melodica on ‘Lost At The End Of The Line’) supports the sweetest melodies. There’s a wistful 60s Albion-ness about it; you could easily hear Doherty or Albarn or even Ray Davies singing ‘My Black Pearl’ in that evocative-of-olde-England way. A demo pregnant with promise.