by Cai Trefor Contributor | Photos by Press

Escape the rain with Whitney's dazzling CBS session

The band played 'No Woman' and 'The Falls'

 

Escape the rain with Whitney's dazzling CBS session Photo: Press

Chicago band Whitney released one of the albums of the year last year and continue to support it with a recent appearance on the US TV channel CBS.

The session shows exactly how good this band are live with little if any compromise between the album session and the live session.

Watching them live as opposed to just listening to the album is satisfying because you see lead vocalist Julien Ehrlich double up as a drummer and drummer singers aren't something you see everyday.

The rest of the band play everything that is needed to make the gentle nature of this dreamy Neil Young level song shine.

The guitars, trumpet, keys, bass are hook-laden and effortlessly melodic at every turn the song is like ray of sunshine on this drizzly January day. Check out the performance below.

Elsewhere, Whitney played a session on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The performance shows them pulling out all the stops with extra backing vocalists brought in. The band also seem to throw themselves into the moment in a big way.

Of the experience singer Ehlrich tweeted: "kinda blacked out during that colbert thing. real freaky moments are the best."

The band are now off to Australia and Asia for more live shows.


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