Wednesday, March 30, 2011

So Keep Your Eyes Wide Open....

Much as I enjoyed the early days of "Britpop" I found myself more drawn towards the groups who were making music that rejected the laddishness of Oasis and co and found their own niche in amongst the huge amount of guitar bands that saturated the scene in the mid 90's.

One such band were Geneva. Originally known as Sunfish and then briefly Garland they finally settled on the name of Geneva. Mostly because they were signed to Nude Records they were always unfairly compared to Suede and to a lesser extent Radiohead. I think it's fair to say that there were similarities but neither band featured the exquisite vocals of Andrew Montgomery. Boy, could this lad sing. Combined with some wonderful haunting melodies and terrific guitar work the band produced 4 Top 40 hits and a Top 20 album during a short period of chart success they had in the 90's.

Further is one of the best albums from that era that was sadly never bettered by the band. The band split in 2000 and Montgomery has continued to record with artists such as Ben Neill and Overseer but I am still holding out hope for a Geneva reunion, if only to witness live again the breathtaking vocals of Andrew Montgomery.

Hope you agree and enjoy.


  1. We're still young. So, let's be happy...

  2. I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now....