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Waverley Press (scroll down for Piccadilly and Euston Press)

Waverley is An Overnight Low’s most musically varied and richly-produced collection yetMike Dow, The Maine Edge

The three albums, named after train stations he frequented Euston, Piccadilly and now Waverley, wrap up the package with more clever songs that will please anyone who loved that amazing college rock we got from the later 80s into the early 90s (REM, The Posies, Blur).- Mark Curdo, The Phoenix

They make music on Waverley that’s intelligent, goes back to their Beatle influences and really good 80’s and 90’s college rock… Chad Walls and the crew make some cool records. – Spinout, WCYY

I feel that this group is really a group and consequently, the sound of this record is way different and, dare I say, more unique… everything on Waverly was played by the band as it stands and that puts a unique signature on it- Jonathan Wyman, Halo Studio

Waverley is a really uplifting collection of songs, even in those moments when it is dealing with darker themes. It’s a truly mature collaboration between musicians who are still in touch with their inner child – so are bold enough to name life’s games and free enough to have fun. –David Gray, Salford City Radio

“Waverley” builds on the themes of travel and identity and started with “Euston” and “Piccadilly,” the band’s first two albums. – Grant McPherson, The Courier

Old Orchard Beach man Chad Walls, who grew up in Biddeford and founded the band An Overnight Low, said the album, “Waverley,” will recount his experiences living in Edinburgh, Scotland, while earning his doctorate degree in education at the University of Manchester – Ben Meiklejohn, Mainely Media 

Piccadilly Press (scroll down for Euston Press)

The Portland band An Overnight Low delivers the catchy smart-pop and indie-rock grit you’re craving — plus a handy new album to take home, Piccadilly – The Bollard

After listening to their latest CD, Piccadilly, I can’t help but agree. It’s the energetic, yet thoughtful and well-paced road-trip folk soundtrack that you’ve been looking for. – Francis Flisiuk, The Portland Phoenix

“Piccadilly” is, naturally, a continuation of themes explored in “Euston” — travel, loneliness, acclimating to a new place, emotional duress, missing loved ones, among others. 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.- Emily Stoddard-Burnham, Culture Shock

If you don’t like thoughtful, energetic, inspirational music that lights up your soul – whatever you do don’t listen to the “Piccadilly” album from An Overnight Low – Punk Monk, Salford City Radio, UK

Manchester’s dichotomy is represented on “Piccadilly’s” diverse lineup of songs.  From the Christmas Markets of “Albert Square” to the English music-hall of “Finally, I’m a Postcard” to the observational passenger in “To Travel Hopefully,” the album is a rock photo collage as seen through the eyes of a part-time resident… “Piccadilly” is one of the most rewarding Maine-made listens of 2015.   -Mike Dow, The Maine Edge

Well executed, catchy songs with a timeless energy.-Kyle Gervais, The Phoenix

Albert’s Square, feels like an undiscovered Beatles demo. I’m 90% sure that Paul McCartney was stuck in Heathrow that same day. ‘Working on a record are you? Well, I’ve got this melody kicking around… –Gascan Magazine

Euston Press

The resulting song cycle that makes up the album plays like a great road movie, and hits all the essential road movie bullet points along the way, including lost loves, fading friendships, loneliness tinged with excitement, travel in general and the characters one meets along the way on any journey.  – Rick Johnson, Portland Press Herald

With clean guitar sounds and generous doses of vocal harmonies, light soft-pop drumming and chord progressions that keep it simple, “Euston” sounds like what 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 cafe or in the intimate setting of your own living room.   -Ben Meiklejohn, Mainley Media

With an acoustic guitar strum as foundation, these songs are mostly more subdued. There is an alt-country weariness to much of it, fueled by the kind of nostalgia that can be induced by sifting through the detritus of three years abroad.  -Sam Pfeifle, Portland Phoenix

“Euston,” recorded with Maine uber-producer Jonathan Wyman, brings together the energetic Beatles-influenced power pop Walls has plied for over a decade with a sweeter kind of indie rock, like the janglier side of R.E.M. or Belle and Sebastian. – Emily Burham, Bangor Daily News

A former member of the local band Frotus Caper, Chad Walls delivers vintage, old-school college rock—from back when college radio was at its finest. His numerous trips to the UK have left a mark, adding a nice British influence to this record.  –Mark Curdo, Old Port Magazine

Over the past few years, 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’, released this January.  -Evan Kanarakis, The Cud

We hear the band’s tight harmonies in full flight and ultimately, it is here that we can get the strongest sense of the album’s sentiment– that while the road may be a lonely place, perhaps what we’re most searching for is somewhere that might feel like home so that, at long last, one’s journey can be at an end.  -Paolo Mizerna, GasCan Magazine

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.  -Molly Lovell-Keely, Biddeford Courier

Chad Walls is a member of An Overnight Low and formerly of the disbanded The Frotus Caper.   An Overnight Low plan to release a series of records starting in January 2014, each of which will be named after a UK train station. “Euston” will be released in January, “Piccadilly” in June, and “Waverley” in December.  The material for the album was inspired by Walls’ time spent living and traveling in the UK, Ireland, and Europe while studying at the University of Manchester.    -Stephen Quirk, Factory Portland

 

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