Live at Zanzibar Club June 2007
The Prelude are six best friends from Derry that moved to Liverpool. They write slur-along classics spilling from drinking establishments, football terraces and the radio alike. Their songs tell bleary-eyed tales of joy, despair and confusion wrapped in contagious melody and bellowed choruses. It is a music that is contagious, unassuming and universal. Drawing influence from the country roll of Neil Young and The Band and the lifestyle ethos of The Pogues, The Prelude both walk the walk and talk the talk. They are the embodiment of good time rock and roll. And their time has come. The Prelude have shaken audiences up and down the country with their unique brew of classical songwriting and goodtime rock and roll. CLASH MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 07 ISSUE - FEATURED IN ONES TO WATCH \'Any group who refer to the guitar as 'the gitbox' are always going to be worth a listen. Describing themselves as 'less rock and more roll', Liverpool's The Prelude are a bewildering proposition. Melding Dylan with the wildness of The Pogues they have crafted a sound that is drowning in whiskey, rhythm and thought. Tight, dexterous and laden with hooks it would be easy to get lost in their unified Irish jamboree of big choruses and whimsical folk. However beneath the collective euphoria lies true lyrical depth. Telling sad stories with an expert eye, eloquent narratives rich in texture are weaved; all pathos, melancholy and social observation. Overwhelming live, it would be impossible to not be swept up in their shamelessly high spirits. Not to mention the all-for-one-hedonism of their after parties which are so raucous they provoked a Neighbourhood Watch protest march.\'
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