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Carry the Meek by Ham Sandwich (Route 109)

The Kells combo with the unlikely moniker, for whom the term ‘pop/rock’ might have been coined, spring into the public domain fully formed, on this their classy debut. The evocative, well-structured songs are given extra resonance by the unobvious combinings of the two lead vocalists’ harmonisations, Niamh Farrell’s New Wave chanteuse meets Spectoresque girl group timbre perfectly counterpointed by Podge McNamee’s mannered baritone, reminiscent as it is of voices like Cathal Coughlan’s, Stephen Merritt’s, even Neil Hannon’s. Live long, and prosper.

First published in Magill, April/May 2008

 

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