The Last Dinner Party

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The Last Dinner Party
« on: January 26, 2024, 06:57:49 AM »
I wanted to post this because fascinating by this band's progress and interested in any reaction as we hear more tracks.

Debut album is released next week and here's the first review I can find published today:

https://www.rollingstone.co.uk/music/album-reviews/the-last-dinner-party-prelude-to-ecstasy-review-36283/#:~:text=Aided%20by%20the%20deft%20hand,and%20gripping%20at%20every%20turn.

Some bold statements there but wouldn't want to bet against them with the power I've heard from them already.
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2024, 05:39:19 PM »
Yes.

I've been bigging them up on here a fair bit.

They are boss - they are a bit different yet seem to have mainstream appeal - a difficult balance. Seem to be attracting attention in America too.

Looking forward to the album and seeing how they develop.

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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2024, 06:50:18 AM »
Aye, saw the dates. I'm trying to keep back 2 days in October but will probably only commit once I've heard the whole album.
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2024, 11:30:19 AM »

I just gave this a 2 views and then 2 listens. First thoughts:

Arrangements are important. They took a song that was a 6 at best and made it damn near an 8.

They are near great live already. Let them get one world tour under their belts and then look the fuck out.

Love love love the way backing vocals get varied. Usually 2 backing voices, going up to 3 and even 4. That's going to knock audiences out, because hardly any bands seem to do that anymore.

Not sold on that lead singer at all. The 2 listens I gave it had me thinking the rhythm guitarist should be singing lead as well.

The lead guitarist is getting attention over here, but for me the core is their drummer. Rock solid af, the daughter Kenney Jones never knew he had.

Hoping they do a North American tour this year; I'd love to see them do this live....just went to check, and they're here on Easter Sunday. Can't do Sundays at all.   :'( :'( :'( :'(

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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2024, 11:54:03 AM »
Why they have to swap the fuck for have i'll never know....just silly.
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2024, 12:14:21 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2024, 09:43:55 AM »
The industry plant shouts have been around for a while and you do have to wonder a little how they have managed to rise to such prominence in an age when young bands rarely do - i just really hope there isn't anything to it - i don't think there is....

https://variety.com/2024/music/global/the-last-dinner-party-debut-album-prelude-to-ecstasy-nothing-matters-1235893986/amp/
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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2024, 06:07:07 AM »
On some of the above

- Their live drummer sadly isn't considered one of band. In the album notes, about 90% of the drumming is actually credited to their producer James Ford. An exception is credit to Rebekah but I don't know if that's the same girl touring with them.

- I'm not too concerned with the industry plant suggestion. I'm not sure where to draw the line. Band get together, they are gifted musically and have a cult following but need a record deal to heavily promote them and get them noticed (like many of the biggest acts in history) - industry plant? Record company sees potential in session musicians and puts them together, leaving the art in their hands - industry plant? Did you see Justin's take on this? Not saying my latter scenario happened by the way, just an example.

- The fuck lyric on their first single seemed a little lazy and unnecessary way of grabbing attention when the gorgeous melodies and musicianship could do that. Although to be fair, maybe they never imagined they'd be on primetime TV and national radio with it within 12 months. I keep watching their lips on TV performances to see if they forget to change the word but they never put a foot wrong!
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« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2024, 06:29:57 AM »
On the album itself, I'm not usually one for heavier orchestral leanings (give me the primary colours of rock yeah?) but this is stunning. Portrait Of A Dead Girl for example is spectacular, particularly the ending. I fully intend to try for tickets tomorrow.
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« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2024, 02:07:57 PM »
On some of the above

- Their live drummer sadly isn't considered one of band. In the album notes, about 90% of the drumming is actually credited to their producer James Ford. An exception is credit to Rebekah but I don't know if that's the same girl touring with them.

- I'm not too concerned with the industry plant suggestion. I'm not sure where to draw the line. Band get together, they are gifted musically and have a cult following but need a record deal to heavily promote them and get them noticed (like many of the biggest acts in history) - industry plant? Record company sees potential in session musicians and puts them together, leaving the art in their hands - industry plant? Did you see Justin's take on this? Not saying my latter scenario happened by the way, just an example.

- The fuck lyric on their first single seemed a little lazy and unnecessary way of grabbing attention when the gorgeous melodies and musicianship could do that. Although to be fair, maybe they never imagined they'd be on primetime TV and national radio with it within 12 months. I keep watching their lips on TV performances to see if they forget to change the word but they never put a foot wrong!

I've read they used fuck because it is such a powerful phrase when it comes to sex and they wanted to communicate the image of the woman doing the fucking....

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Re: The Last Dinner Party
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2024, 04:12:30 PM »
Booked the gig. Long time to wait!
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