Ghost Of A Sabre Tooth Tiger (GOASTT) is the outlet reserved for Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl ‘s more commercial output while working on their own more experimental projects, Midnight Sun is the third album to be released by the band.
Midnight Sun opens with the superb bass driven Too Deep, a short but perfect introduction to a wonderfully diverse collection of alternative rock music that journeys through various forms of both experimentation and familiarity warmly wrapped in the gentle fuzz of psychedelia.
The album presents a beautifully melodic voyage of escapism crafted around whimsical keyboards, crunching guitar riffs, strong bass lines and infectious vocals and harmonies that grows with every listen.
The strings and eastern influence on Xanadu recalls the transcendental experimentation of The Beatles, while Moth To A Flame conjures the Syd Barrett influenced Pink Floyd.
More recent reference points overall would be Flaming Lips or Beck, capturing that same infectious sense of adventure and pop sensibilities.
The chemistry between Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl is ever evident, confident throughout what is an extremely eclectic mix of musical styles on Midnight Sun ranging from simple hard driven rock to ballad, pop and psychedelia.
Midnight Sun is a stunning collection of alternative rock music, ambitious yet delivered with ease, ingenuity and imagination. Delving into the past yet equally futuristic GOASTT present a confident and pulsating contender for album of the year.
GOASTT are currently supporting Beck on a US tour, but the good news is they will be coming to Europe in August with several dates in the UK to look forward to.
FULL TOUR DATES
11-Jul NC Charlotte The Uptown Ampitheatre (supporting Beck)
at The Music Factory
12-Jul NC Asheville Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (supporting Beck)
14-Jul TN Nashville Ryman Auditorium (supporting Beck)
16-Jul MO St. Louis The Pageant (supporting Beck)
19-Jul MI Grand Rapids DeVos Hall (supporting Beck)
22-Jul GA Atlanta Fox Theatre (supporting Beck)
23-Jul NC Raleigh The Red Hat Ampitheatre (supporting Beck)
26-Jul RI Providence Providence Performing (supporting Beck)
21-Aug CH Lausanne For Noise Festival
23-Aug FR Paris Rock En Seine
25-Aug NL Amsterdam Paradiso Noord
28-Aug CH Zurich Zurich Openair
29-Aug NL Rotterdam Rotown
30-Aug UK nr Salisbury End of The Road Festival
01-Sep UK Birmingham Hare and Hounds
02-Sep UK Glasgow Broadcast
03-Sep UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club
04-Sep UK Bristol Exchange
08-Sep UK Manchester Ruby Lounge
10-Sep UK London Dingwalls
11-Sep UK Brighton The Haunt
13-Sep BE Antwerp Trix
16-Sep FR Lille-Tourcoing Le Grand Mix
18-Sep FR Bordeaux Barbey Club
19-Sep FR Clermont-Ferrand La Cooperative de Mai
20-Sep FR Angers Austin Psych Fest
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