FROM EUSTON TO CONNOLLY
The Live Archive
Each week between now and Thanksgiving, we will post a fresh, downloadable live track from our archives, each one recorded at a local venue either on or off The Peninsula.
Connolly, Part One (2020)
In the beginning...
“Maine songwriter Chad Walls earned his Doctorate in Education at the University of Manchester. The grind of seemingly ceaseless travel back and forth between the United Kingdom and his native United States was surely exhausting, but it also afforded Chad the opportunity for plenty of reflection. The sum result of all that contemplation was several songs, the formation of a band -An Overnight Low- and the album ‘Euston’,” (The Cud, Evan Kanarakis).
“Inspired by the likes of REM, XTC and Simon & Garfunkel, the band is from Maine but spends time in the U.K. Many of the songs on the album are inspired by their travels around the country, Manchester in particular,” (Biddeford Courier, Molly Lovell-Keely).
Rocker/teacher extraordinaire Chad Walls’ six-person band has been a Portland highlight since 2014, cranking out three solid albums as a sort of trilogy of Britpop, which no one else does around here. Listening to them feels like traveling on a red-eye bus with nowhere to go and all the time to get there. Pack your bags and get lost in the clear harmonies and nostalgic beats as they carry you away from your life. Or at least to the next train station. Rolling out 2017 strong, they recently released a live album recorded at WMPG, titled Live: Local Motives. Keeping with the train metaphors, An Overnight Low has proved they’re not just passing through, they’re here to stay.