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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.
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 final 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.”
The journey continues….