Nothing but good things to say about our kick-off show with KROQ Locals Only! Along with The Jakes, The Brobecks and Lemon Sun – we’re off on the right foot. Can’t wait til the next one! Check out Amateur Chemist for a play by play.
Rachel Stolte (Vocals/Guitars) has exchanged her keyboard for a guitar to added another sonic layer to the thick cinema noir songs. Solon Bixler (Guitars) has reconfigured his guitar setup and has some pedal effects on a keyboard stand to easily tweak his sound on the fly.
The curtain at the Roxy quickly lifted and the noisy notes of “Story”
started fill the club. I didn’t have my earplugs but I quickly discerned that it was a lot louder compared to prior Great Northern shows. The ringing guitars of “Houses” had Great Northern picking up steam before the swooning keyboards kick the song up a notch.
“Home” was reconfigured significantly to fit into the darker aesthetic of their new sound. “Warning” was another highlight of the evening and could very well be their next single. Great Northern will be heading off for a tour of the U.S. with the Dears and Eulogies which will hit the Casbah in San Diego on May 22nd and the Echoplex on May 23rd.