About 500 years ago I reviewed an album in a national publication by a Scottish band called New Celeste. I knew nothing about them at the time and never delved further afterwards – but I recall it as a really cool, slinky, wry, unobtrusively sophisticated record. I think it was a mid 90s comeback after a 70s/80s career. I should dig it out and remind myself…
I mention all this because Chief of the Celestial ones Iain Fergus got in touch earlier today to say hello and to say that his band have got another of those (comeback?) albums on the way. It’s called ‘A Perfect Sky’ and nowadays I don’t need to labour over another painstaking 160 word review: I can simply post the press release and point to a youtube audio sampler. Enjoy!
PERFECT SKY PRESS RELEASE
Seven albums in and there’s still no predicting what New Celeste will conjure next. You could quite easily be forgiven if you follow the inevitable Celtic rock label that’s so often hung round their neck by the unthinking or the even more confused, generic folk rock. All of which hint at but could never define a band that’s defied expectation » Continue Reading.