I bought the two albums “Reichenbach Falls” (2007) and “Holiday Life” (2012) for some months ago, but as I check out a lot of new music this band became lost for me. I had listened through the songs and felt that it didn't attach me.
But then suddenly when I was driving from Molde to Oslo (an eight hours drive) listening to my mp3 player set on shuffle, Ravens & Chimes popped up and I was wondering “nice, what is this playing?”. Yes, it took me some time to appreciate this music. It sounds happy and melancholic in the same time, it is playful indie rock with piano and a remarkable voice. Ravens & Chimes can maybe be compared to Andrew Bird and Arcade Fire.
From "Reichebach Falls" I think the track "For m." is the most beautiful:
From "Holiday Life" my favourite track is "Past Lives":