THE COOL GREENHOUSE
- Witloof Bar
A concoction of home brewed post-punk and lyrical wit
WhenFri. 17 Feb, 2023
- Witloof Bar
“The Cool Greenhouse, my new favourite post-everything existential music happening. Hooray!”
The Cool Greenhouse play their debut Botanique show, bringing their concoction of home brewed post punk and lyrical wit. Showcasing material from their forthcoming album Sod's Toastie, the project of Tom Greenhouse and his intrepid band of sonic explorers are more assured and confident than ever with this latest edition from their eclectic DIY discography. While frontman Tom Greenhouse’s off-kilter observations and bizarro anecdotes remain front and centre, this time round the band up their game with a more vigorous sound that keeps pace with Greenhouse’s wholly distinctive lyrical style. Greenhouse continues to revel in telling increasingly surreal short stories, rejoicing in the power of the deadpan one-liner and bedecking his songs with far-flung cultural references. But now the band employ a variety of techniques with improved production, from the impulsively bashed keyboards and jubilantly repetitive guitar stabs that have become their trademark, to flirtations with–heaven forbid!–melody, chord progressions and arrangements which elevate their tried-and-tested blueprint into a more exciting and cohesive whole.