Transplanted from Manchester to Perth, Chalice released two earlier singles that have already been reviewed here on Purepop http://purepop1uk.blogspot.co.uk/2009/12/chalice-in-my-world.html
Nine To Five Girl was the 3rd Chalice single on Clarion prior to their move to Polydor. Whilst In My World betrayed a strong Who influence, Nine To Five Girl and its flip highlight their knack for laying down harmonies in a West Coast Sunshine mode. In fact Nine To Five Girl sounds like a Sunflower outtake, but it’s a top catchy pop number in its own right. The same applies to Nearly Gone which could have been a Bruce Johnston penned number from the same period.
Hear a full version Nine To Five Girl
Hear a full version Nearly Gone