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The Cage Was Un­locked All Along

Chemikal Un­der­ground

A Cana­dian, an Ir­ish­man and an English­woman walk into a uni­ver­sity and con­tinue Glasgow’s tra­di­tion of twee folk-pop bands. The punch­line? There isn’t one – you get the im­pres­sion that pok­ing fun at Zoey van Goey would re­sult in tears be­fore bed­time. The trio have al­ready had their first sin­gle (and stand­out track) Fox­trot

Van­dals, pro­duced by Belle & Se­bas­tian’s Stu­art Mur­doch, prim­ing them nicely for a full-length ef­fort with Paul Sav­age of The Del­ga­dos. Both bands are ob­vi­ous ref­er­ence points, as are pop acts with dual male/fe­male vo­cal­ists like Dea­con Blue and The Beau­ti­ful South. For all their good in­ten­tions and droll lyrics, though, Zoey van Goey are al­most too nice for their own good. The re­sult is a gen­tle al­bum of folk-pop tunes that’s pleas­ant, but inessen­tial. www.zoey­van­goey.com


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