Montpelier - Last Boat

Things have moved fast for Montpelier in 2010. Amongst a hectic touring schedule surrounding their debut EP earlier this year, the Brisbane four-piece supported acts including Frightened Rabbit and Biffy Clyro before scoring the opportunity to spend time at Space Junk Studios in Sydney with ARIA nominated producer Tim Powles (Regular John, The Church).
"Working with Tim has been a long-term project which has allowed for a lot of experimentation with sounds and the arrangement of songs. Last Boat was the first track that we worked on together. Having this kind of relationship with a producer really helps sculpt the sound of the band. For me personally, it has pushed me to reach a really interesting place with the sorts of guitar sounds that are now on the record," says vocalist / guitarist Dave Butler.
The track is the first to be lifted from a new EP due for release in April 2011, with the amazing video clip produced in paper stop-motion by Sydney filmmaker Paul Andrew Rhodes.
In "Last Boat", Greg Chiapello's powerful and haunting vocal is layered with fellow front man, Dave Butler's harmonies. John Pickering's "Temper Trap-esque" (Bridie Connelian, The Brag) drum beats are combined with delayed guitar and atmospheric synths/keys, taking "Last Boat" to a new level for the band.

"Last Boat" is available now for free from:
http://montpeliermusic.bandcamp.com