First Class and Coach "Holy Shit" Digital Single Release on Friday 23.08.2019 I am Surprised Records / Believe Digital
First single release from the upcoming album in October 2019. Listen, buy or stream please click here: https://backl.ink/35324319
didn't reinvent the wheel with their debut album, but they started where successful world famous bands ended after years of industrious cooperation.
The album doesn't seem to be at all endeavored or top-heavy constructed. Some arrangements come straight out of the guts and - for that, thank you mighty lord - contains smaller sympathetic weaknesses.
Sonic Youth fans will probably find the lost top album here from the early 2000s. And yet nothing has been copied here. And when the female vocalist allows to sing two pieces in German, then you feel very comfy reminding us of the Niko era, when the German language was still spoken abroad. Of course without a Teutonic cliché in a time it was accepted as a genuine timbre and as a very independent instrument of expression.
For me the "The Truth about Honey" is a very positive exception in the flood of current publications. The production is raw, but fully pinpointed and comes finally once again without audible Pro Tools automation. And it still sounds up to date and could even be liked by the dope ones. The record has skate, has filth, has dope, has sex.
Ralv Milberg (Die Nerven, Milberg Studios) August 2019
‘First Class and Coach’ is a four piece band based in Ballydehob, West Cork, Ireland. Members: Reuben Maher, guitar, keys, vox; Geraldine Thomas, vox; Jonathan Parson, bass; Andrew McNeilage, drums. NYC meets Berlin meets West Cork. Seeking to push the boundaries of the indie-rock genre the sound has a variety of color... reverb-drenched piano, distorted, squalling guitars, driving bass and muscular drums all punctuated by uncompromising German / English vocals.