Check out this article from Westword:
I’ll cut to the chase: of the six Denver bands mentioned in this article, two of them I had picked two months ago as bands with promise. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake is one. The other, and the one I want to focus on at the moment, is Churchill, whom I specifically wrote about here and here as a band worth watching. Just newly formed this past year, Churchill was voted into the Hometown for the Holidays Top 3 local bands–right alongside two other veteran bands who have been in the Top 3 before. (I’ll be interviewing them about this sometime soon.)
Apparently I’m not the only one who thinks this band is worth watching.
This past Friday, Churchill played in a four-band lineup at the D-Note, not too far from where I live; so I went to followup and see for myself how they are progressing. To say I was pleased is an understatement. They’re still finding their “stage legs”, but they’ve grown more comfortable onstage, they’ve tightened their vocals, and they’re writing great new material. A fully enjoyable set of folk-rock with a bit of newgrass thrown in. It’s still hard to describe them, harder still to describe their appeal; but trust me, the appeal is there. It’s that intangible sense of sound, flavor and personality that just grabs you and makes you want to hear more. It’s music that stirs the soul.
Some might think it’s way too early in the game to call it, but I’m willing to go out on a limb. I’m telling you, keep an eye on this band. Whatever “it” is, they’ve got it. Churchill is still developing, but if they stay on course, they’re on a trajectory that’s going to take them all the way to the top.
There you have it. There’s my prediction.
OOMPH Scale: 9.5