PAL004 Brontosaurus Chorus - You've Created A Monster
"8/10" - NME
"Seven songs of supreme melodies... A great start for an impressive band." - Artrocker
Release date: 16th March 2009: CD & digital download
1. Love Is The Path to Self-Destruction 2. Now We're Making Out 3. Cat Song 4. Bonfires 5. David Bowie 6. Cinnamon Taste 7. The Plot
Throughout the 7 tracks included on “You’ve Created a Monster”, the North London 8-piece, demonstrate that they are truly more than equal to the sum of their parts. Using a plethora of instruments, this octad delicately crafts each song, maximising every instrumental utensil to its full potential. Never swamping the recordings and never underplaying or falling short. The music is woven together with sublime bubblegum-pop vocals which match beautifully with the sweetness of the lyrics that dribble out of song titles such as "Now We’re Making Out" and "Cinnamon Taste", all combining to create perfect indie-pop.
Previously compared to the likes of The Polyphonic Spree and Belle and Sebastian, Brontosaurus Chorus burst onto the Indie scene of their native London in December 2006. Quickly building a reputation for joyous, life-affirming live shows, within a year the band had doubled in size from the original quartet to resemble some kind of pop octopus; eight different colourful characters vying for your attention and yet moving as a unit. In October 2007, Brontosaurus Chorus released their first single on the PopArt label, a limited edition pink 7” record split with Worcester clatterpop kids And What Will Be Left Of Them? The single, which rapidly sold out, only really hinted at the band's potential for crafting catchy, leftfield pop music.
Such was the reception received in their home districts, the outfit ventured out on tour around the UK. In 2007 and 2008 they rapidly confirmed a natural affinity with summer festivals, elating audiences at festivals such as Indietracks and Ireland’s Electric Picnic. BC have shared the stage with an impressive roll-call of acts in their relatively short existence; Los Campesinos, We are the Physics, David Devant & His Spirit Wife, Ruby Suns, Micachu, Laurel Collective, Polysics, The Indelicates and Mirror Mirror to name a few.
Although initially bemusing, Brontosaurus Chorus’ name soon becomes self explanatory. They are a joyous sing-a-long that seems destined to be forever etched in time.