CMU Approved

Approved: Achilles

By | Published on Monday 26 September 2011


Having had demos played on Radio 1 and 6music over the last couple of years, Dorset-based quartet Achilles signed to A Future Without earlier this year, releasing a double A-side single in July and an EP a few weeks ago.

It’s that EP which really peaked our interest, featuring vocals from Boxettes vocalist Alusha Chagrin, whose voice sits perfectly on top of their usually instrumental jazz-influenced post-rock. Also featuring Florence And The Machine harpist Tom Monger, the EP’s title track ‘Yoga For Cats’ is a show-stopping seven minutes of prog joy. Although at times the band’s sound does bear more than a passing resemblance to Jaga Jazzist, their tracks are so well constructed that it’s something I’m happy to let pass.

You can hear the whole ‘Yoga For Cats’ EP via Bandcamp here:

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