I came across Montpelier a little while ago with their self titled EP in 2009, initial thoughts of Coldplay and Arcade Fire as points of departure, but certainly strong song writers to keep an eye on. The bands new material has improved out of sight, working with Aria nominated producer Tim Powles (Regular John, The Church) has had an impact on the bands direction, with production quality and moving closer to their own unique sound. The first single, Last Boat, employs the epic intro, building up to the rather huge beat that drops to get the head nodding. The album demos also sound very promising. Check it out.
The boys are setting out on a Mini tour to support the single, so check the myspace for deets!