Last Friday I popped to Pure Groove to catch Californian pop four-piece Princeton play a lunch time instore. Fronted by twin brothers Jesse and Matt Kivel, sharing vocals, guitar/bass, they’re joined by two other friends on keyboard and drums.
They initially caught my ear when I heard ‘Sadie and Andy’ from ‘Cocoon Of Love’. The track features the wonderful and amazing Meredith Metcalf guesting on vocals. Love her voice. It’s a great song.
Live, they’re really enjoyable. The songs are summery and warm and the two brothers both have lovely deep, baritone voices. The tunes are catchy and fun, ‘Calypso Gold’ in particular.
It was a nice set and I’d be happy to see them again. Listen to their songs here. That photo is by Laura Heffington (I was too lazy to carry my camera to Pure Groove to take photos!).