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The first release of the trilogy, Euston, was released in 2014 to favorable reviews. Ben Meiklejohn of Mainley Media says it “sounds like R.E.M. would sound like if they were downgraded from being a spectacle arena-rock band to being a small folk-rock band performing in a café.” Mark Curdo, DJ for WCYY and contributing writer for Maine Magazine, says Euston “delivers vintage, old-school college rock- from back when college radio was at its finest”. Euston also received positive reviews in the UK. One track from that album, Goodnight, Portland, was recently named “Single of the Week” on Salford City Radio and members of An Overnight Low are a regular on 106.6 FM in Manchester.
Piccadilly debuted at #1 in the BullMoose Top 10 Local Releases when it arrived in November 2015 and also received positive reviews. Mike Dow of The Maine Edge mentioned An Overnight Low’s “smooth sound, especially in a live setting” while also calling Piccadilly “one of the most rewarding Maine-made listens of 2015.” Gascan Magazine says that Albert’s Square, a track from Piccadilly, “feels like an undiscovered Beatles demo” while Emily Stoddard-Burnham of BDN’s Culture Shock noted that, “Piccadilly is, naturally, a continuation of themes explored in Euston… It’s also a musical continuation, that’s very much in keeping with the tuneful, melodic, Beatles-haunted indie pop that was present on the first album.” At the close of 2015, Dragonfly, the opening track on Piccadilly, was also featured on Callum Mitchell’s (Salford City Radio/Reverbnation) Best of 2015 on Spotify and mp3hugger (Ireland) found it to a be “as lively as can be, like the Wedding Present if they were fronted by the Kings of Convenience so we get a bevvy of dishy and industrious chords to go with the slightly folky vocals. Adds up to a fine contrast, a celebration because that is the only reaction to such wild momentum. Could have been how Buddy Holly might have progressed” The video for Dragonfly also received positive reviews. Lefuturewave (NE) hailed it as “a real masterpiece,” and Talk About Pop Music (Scotland) featured it in their Popularizer series.
In 2016, Piccadilly found its way to Chris Busby of The Bollard who says that Piccadilly “delivers the catchy smart-pop and indie-rock grit you’re craving” and Kyle Gervais of The Phoenix who agrees that Piccadilly contains “well executed, catchy songs with a timeless energy.” An Overnight Low added Tina Murphy (vocals, keys, guitar) during the doldrums of their Maine winter to round out their live sound and continue the journey to Waverley. On March 9th, 2016, An Overnight Low gathered to construct and rehearse the next leg.
Oh my, how the days pass.
So, what happens next, now that The Overnight Low Express has finally entered Waverley Station? Well,rest assured, the band has not run out of steam. In the closing months of 2017 a new live album was released, “Live: Local Motives.”At around the same time, Chad began hosting his own radio show on Salford City Radio called, appropriately enough, “An Overnight Low,” providing a wonderful opportunity to promote the band’s music, along with the music of other up and coming local artists. As 2017 drew to a close, An Overnight Low received a Portland Music Award, recognized as the city’s “Best Rock Act” by the readers of the Portland Phoenix. Acknowledging the award, the Phoenix stated “… Keeping with the train metaphors, An Overnight Low has proved they’re not just passing through; they’re here to stay.”
In 2018, An Overnight Low debuted the first single, Galileo Chains, from their forthcoming record, Connolly, Part 1 (2019) on The Tom Dunne Show on Newstalk 106 FM, Dublin FM and Community Radio Kilkenny City. The single received a wide airplay in the United States, Ireland, and England. Mystic Sons (London) said that An Overnight Low “channels the retro sound of R.E.M. for this swooning alt-rock delight.” Barry Gruff (Ireland) also acknowledged Galileo Chains as a “bright, upbeat & melodic slice of jangley guitar-pop.” At Cost Magazine (Canada) declared it “a bright and rosy twee sound with instrumental warmth” while When the Horn Blows (London) found that Galileo Chains has “a great energy, attitude and bounce.” An Overnight Low recently finished recording the second single, Another Plot at the Wrong Time of June (featuring Monique Barrett). So far, critics have said that the “Effervescent vocals shine though” (ObscureSound) a “Bright, upbeat and hooky slice of melodic indie-pop. It is dripping with melody and oozing with a sweetness and charm as it skips along a smiley, jovial groove” (BarryGruff). In late 2019, they released Tameside, the third single from Connolly: Part One. Aimsel Ponti included the song in the Portland Press Herald’s “Face the Music” year-end highlight reel and declared it “pure, upbeat sunshine,” while other writers said that it “rustles our inner 90’s and takes us back to younger, freer days when nothing seemed to hold us back from having a good time (mp3hugger) and “it’s catchy as hell” (BarryGruff).
The journey continues….