THE LAST DINNER PARTY
Prelude To Ecstasy (Island)
The rapid rise of artists you might not have otherwise heard of a year or so before has become intertwined with culture’s chew-swallow-spit-out consumer approach – however, The Last Dinner Party’s debut album, Prelude To Ecstasy, should give you enough reasons not to underestimate the prowess of the glam rock spectacle that is this London five-piece.
Winning BBC Radio 1’s Sound Of 2024 and the Brits’ Rising Star award, just ahead of Prelude To Ecstasy’s release, singles Nothing Matters and Caesar On A TV Screen showcases the band’s cinematic style, raging a war between delicacy and unrestrained rock’n’roll. Burn Alive is by far the album’s finest moment, its chorus gratifying and thrilling with every revisit: “I’m not the girl I set out to be / Let me make my grief a commodity.” Not forgetting The Feminine Urge’s ability to highlight the double standards of rage through fluttering falsetto.
words EMMA WAY