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Beggars Banquet

Originally crafted in Texas, this lush NYC three piece going under the name of Calla have some beautifully crafted indie tunes that will melt in your mouth once you get past the dodgy band name and uninspiring artwork. I almost missed playing this as the sleeve said nothing to me personally but as soon as the first riff of flagship tune “It Dawned On Me” kicked in i was somewhat surprised.

This album has laid back steez in the guise of Ambulance LTD (also from NYC) if i could compare the arrangements, even production of the overall sound and vocals, but chuck in some Zwan and even Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin’s mellow solo stuff mixed with some Verve and you are close but left with no cigar. So, if you like to get down to beautifully, laid back indie with depth, then this album Collisions is going to your new best friend. It’s an undiscovered gem and i now have fallen in love with it!

The band are in Europe touring from the dates below:

Feb 13, 2006 Brighton, UK Freebutt
Feb 14, 2006 London, UK Barfly
Feb 15, 2006 Paris, FR Nouveau Casino
Feb 16, 2006 Amsterdam, NL Paridiso
Feb 18, 2006 Berlin, DE Knaack Klub
Feb 19, 2006 Hamburg, DE logo
Feb 21, 2006 Koln, DE Gebaude 9
Feb 22, 2006 Munich, DE Atomic Café
Feb 24, 2006 Bologna, IT Cova
Feb 25, 2006 Rome, IT Circolo Degli Artisti
Feb 26, 2006 Torino, IT Spazio 211
Feb 27, 2006 Milan, IT Transilvania
Mar 1, 2006 Brussels, BE Botanique – Witloofbar
Mar 2, 2006 Bristol, UK Uni AR2
Mar 3, 2006 Manchester, UK Blowout @ The Bierkeller
Mar 4, 2006 Liverpool, UK Acad 3 – club night
Mar 5, 2006 Birmingham, UK Bar Academy
Mar 7, 2006 Glascow, UK King Tut’s
Mar 8, 2006 Leeds, UK Cockpit
Mar 9, 2006 London, UK Islington Bar Acadamy