Zoey Van Goey - The Cage Was Unlocked All Along
- Malcolm Jack
- 29 October 2009
Originally self-released back in May to limited exposure, this debut album from eclectic and endlessly imaginative Glasgow-based Canadian, Irish and English boy-girl trio Zoey Van Goey deservedly gets a second, bigger bite of the cherry after being picked up by Chemikal Underground.
The band’s frothy indie pop tendencies are best encapsulated by the janglesome ‘Foxtrot Vandals’, produced by Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch. ‘We All Hid in Basements’ – a tale of love on the eve of the apocalypse that builds into a crashing, widescreen rock out – and twinkling folktronica gem ‘Sweethearts in Disguise’ are just two more standouts among many on a wonderful and wonderfully realised record.