Hailing from the shadows of yesteryear and bygone family holiday destinations, soaked in the nostalgia of the sights and smells evoked by amusement arcades and fun fairs of the North Wales Coast, The Montagues are the five-piece Alt Rock/indie Band consisting of Kyle Parry on Lead Vocals and guitar, Jack Mayall on guitar, Jonny Taylor on bass, Jack Wells on drums and Oli Harman on keys, who together deliver a layered, anthemic yet melodic sound.
Guitar driven and accompanied by punchy bass lines and hook induced vocals, The Montagues embody everything that is looked for and loved in a modern indie band. Lyrically influenced by the stories of a working-class Welsh town, desperately trying to cling onto the highs of days gone by, you can’t help but get wrapped up in the nostalgia of their relatable tales.
The band’s latest release ‘Come Closer’ – Is a heart warming, earworm of a track filled with a nostalgia you recognise but quite can’t figure out. With an infectious guitar riff and lyrics focusing on the light at the end of the tunnel post Covid, ‘Come Closer’ will have you nodding along in unity and clicking that repeat button. With its pounding drums, thumping bass lines and synth sections, ‘Come Closer’ has all the feel good vibes of the safety and innocence of happy childhood memories, wrapped up in a magnificent stadium sized tune.
Lyrically, ‘Come Closer’ was written as an ode to people being able to come together again after the pandemic “The pinks out of your eyes, you’re a freak in your disguise, it’s over, won’t you come closer” hinting at the square eyes we all gained from staring at screens for too long and the masks we all wore as disguises.
The Montagues Live at The Cavern Club – Dave Monks BBC Introducing
Frontman Kyle has said of the track:
“If you don’t let me be myself, I’m afraid to be someone else” Kyle explains “I wrote this about being forced to be someone I’m not, we are social animals, being told to stay indoors, not gig, not see friends and family is something I took really hard, this particular lyric was a message to the powers that be”
The band have received previous airplay through BBC Introducing Merseyside, BBC Introducing Wales, airplay in the USA on Amazing radio and have recently performed live from the Cavern Club which was featured on BBC Introducing Merseyside in September.
Previous Press Accolades
“It’s not too difficult to imagine large crowds enjoying from a big stage at one of our larger festivals” Adam Walton – BBC Introducing – Wales
“High octane Rhyl rockers with stadium sized riffs” Gigslutz
“You can see these on one of the big stages soon like another local band, Catfish and The Bottlemen” Events Conwy
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Words by Sally Newman