How in love am I with the Morning After Girls? Very, very much. Some bands are able to fold into my blood stream and this is one of them. They’ve got a depth to them that was first revealed to me when I saw the band open for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club a few years ago. Their set at Chop Suey on Saturday was largely reliant on the recently released and gorgeous CD, Alone, but there were also a couple songs from 2005’s Shadows Evolve.
The Morning After Girls @ Chop Suey – photo by Dagmar
I like it when singers and guitarists are just as wonderfully capable of blending together as they are as independent artists – this is definitely the case with TMAG’s Sacha Lucashenko and Martin B. Sleeman. I’m also really into paying attention to their lyrics, like in the sorrowful Part of Your Nature: Cause losing your love wasn’t part of the test/ Don’t feel hatred/Cause denial is part of your nature. Death Processions was a dagger of a song – wait okay I am just saying here that all of these songs were daggers of songs. The General Public got to the point with: . . . find a safe space safe place/ to make yourself less two-faced. And Alone was so immediate.
They’re heading all over the States in August so chances are good you can catch this foxy band.
All photos by Dagmar.
Check out more of my photos here: Gallery: The Morning After Girls @ Chop Suey
And get a taste of their live action in this video for The General Public: