- Prelude To Ecstasy
- Burn Alive
- Caesar on a TV Screen
- The Feminine Urge
- On Your Side
- Beautiful Boy
- My Lady of Mercy
- Portrait of a Dead Girl
- Nothing Matters
The Last Dinner Party
Prelude To Ecstasy
A gorgeous widescreen debut of intimidating proportions that injects a dramatic dose of ambitious energy into a well-loved genre, reshaping, revitalising and advancing it into something fresh, new, and thoroughly exciting in the process.
having seen them play a fair few times between us now, it’s been clear to see why the buzz for this rapidly soaring band has been so raucous. there's a crackling energy that fizzes both through their theatrical performance style & their vibrant songwriting, the latter of which is a glitzy tidal wave of baroque pop & guitar-squealing art rock, with sprinklings of flute just to sweeten the deal even more!
the last dinner party are dynamic. unpredictable. irrepressible. & most importantly, they're a whole banquet of fun!
'Prelude To Ecstasy' is both the closing of that introductory chapter and the opening of the next: The Last Dinner Party? Not a chance. At the turn of the year, The Last Dinner Party was little more than a new name being shared amongst those that had caught them live. Great songs, strong aesthetic. Having spent much of 2022 writing those songs, road-testing them, and then taking them into the studio, it wasn’t until April when the band released the instantly moreish, dark guitar-pop of 'Nothing Matters' that seemingly everyone had now formed an opinion on them. It was an introduction that took the online world by storm, and yet behind all the excitement and narrative was a fantastically confident indie-rock song by a band doing it the old-fashioned way, out on the road.
Following a heady first-on performance to a packed crowd at the new Woodsies tent at Glastonbury, The Last Dinner Party released 'Sinner', another gloriously infectious, leftfield pop song that fuelled the fully-formed zeitgeist and set the band up for a Summer that replicated that success of Glastonbury with uncomfortably packed tents ensuing at the likes of Green Man, Reading & Leeds, Latitude and End of the Road (interspersed with support slots to the likes of Florence & The Machine, Lana Del Rey and First Aid Kit). It was a breakthrough Summer for one of the most talked about new British acts in years, delivering on all that early promise emphatically.
With the release of their third single, 'My Lady Of Mercy', an almost gothic, haunting rock song, and now with the atmospheric and anthemic ballad, 'On Your Side', the band’s songwriting is testament to all the buzz and excitement already accumulated. As it should be. Rather than wilt under the spotlight, they’ve arguably become a tighter, stronger unit because of it.