The Last Town Chorus
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"PASTE Magazine"

"Even before Hickey spellbinds listeners with her Gillian Welch-meets-Hope Sandoval voice, the sheer exclusivity of what you're seeing is enough to make you stop and gawk."
- US


"UNCUT MAGAZINE"

"This highly seductive debut is set to spellbind a whole new set of languid disciples. Floating on the thawed-crystal voice and lap steel of songwriter Megan Hickey...the sound they make is a liquid tension of urban and rural, transplanted souls with an impossible longing for the best of both" - UK


"RELIX Magazine"

"Don’t feel bad if you walk away a little slackjawed after seeing Last Town Chorus for the first time. It’s hard not to. The Brooklyn act is fronted by Megan Hickey, whose cover-girl looks fall completely out of context with her instrument of choice: lap steel (and a cheap, 60-year-old one at that). However unlikely the combination, Hickey is not just convincing, but utterly spellbinding as she sits at the lip of the stage, eyes closed, drenching her songs of heartbreak and city life with bottomless longing. “It just sounds like I feel,” she says of the lap steel, which she uses to send us floating in space or rolling down an endless big-sky highway. Her delay-rich style veers into both avant Americana and the ethereal, recalling Beth Orton and Hope Sandoval. It’s an unlikely path for a Pittsburgh girl who grew up on the likes of Yaz and Erasure (she’s even recorded glacial covers of Bowie’s “Modern Love” and Culture Club’s “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me.”). A former bandmate introduced her to the lap steel a few years ago, and her life hasn’t been the same since: “It was like magic in my living room.”
Relix Magazine, US (August 2005) - US


"VILLAGE VOICE"

"Brooklyn's Megan Hickey is basking lately in the one-two-three punch of glorious praise overseas, coveted showcase gigs, and new material that kicks her ethereal music into grander, grittier gear." - US


Discography

2003: The Last Town Chorus (LP)
2006 October, UK / 2007 February, US: Wire Waltz (LP)

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The Last Town Chorus revolving ensemble led by singer/writer/lap-steel-guitarist Megan Hickey, whose singular approach to music has beguiled writers in the US and UK. Her live shows are nothing short of revelatory, bringing audience members to tears, turning critics into fanatics and building a fiercely loyal fan base in every city The Last Town Chorus visits. The new album, Wire Waltz (UK, Loose Records, 2006; US, Hacktone, Feb 2007), is even deeper, more powerful and more personal than the last and includes the wistful reinvention of David Bowie's 'Modern Love' that was recently featured in an episode of Grey's Anatomy. Available this fall in the UK (Loose Music) and in early 2007 in the US (Hacktone Records), Wire Waltz is comfort food for wounded souls." - - Hacktone Records
* Contacts *
Management (world): Michael Nieves (Sugaroo)
Press (US): Matt Hanks, Shore Fire Media
Booking (US): Frank Riley, High Road Touring