For those of you who havent heard The Churchills, tune into prime time television and all of that will change. The bands songs have appeared on a number of hit television shows like ER, Scrubs, "Meet the Barkers", "Making The Band" and Everwood - films suchs as Mira Sorvinos Too Tired To Die, and tracks from their new album 'The Odds Of Winning' have already been featured on new episodes of Third Watch, ER, Summerland, Pepper Dennis and MTV's "Parental Control", "8th & Ocean" and "Miss Seventeen". In fact, Meadow Soprano has been seen wearing a Churchills t-shirt on The Sopranos.
The Odds Of Winning may be a bit darker in tone and emotion than some of their previous releases, but equally as infectious with their signature power pop gems like Sometimes Your Best Isnt Good Enough, heard throughout. This new album retains all the melodic bombast and sparkling hooks of their past work, but adds a twist of bitter sadness. This depth of sad optimism set to riffs so catchy they would make all of Cheap Trick blush.
The band formed in New York City in 2000 when founding members Ron Haney and Bart Schoudel got one of their songs into the hands of Michael J. Fox, who put them on three episodes of his show Spin City. The band appeared playing their song Everybody Gets What They Deserve live on the street in the show. Since then they have been featured widely on radio and video outlets around the country, and syndicated on NPR around the world. Other members of the band include Tom Cottone on drums and Jed Higgerson on guitar.
Their 2002 album Big Ideas was met with much critical acclaim and they have played extensively throughout Japan, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. After touring the world, The Churchills are now set to break out of the small screen and into cd and mp3 players everywhere.
The Churchills' polished, radio-friendly pop songs have been featured in a slew of TV shows. Their album, "The Odds of Winning" (Near), is jam-packed with pretty, catchy tunes... Time Out NY - January 18th, 2006
The Churchills recorded one of 2005s most stellar indie albums, the underexposed The Odds of Winning, with current single Im a Sucker for a Girl in Uniform a delightful burst of garage rock. Tasty harmonies in the live setting, too. Catch them here while you can: They wont be playing small venues for long... The Village Voice - January 12th, 2006
The Odds Of Winning is easily one of the essential indie releases of 2005 and with licensing deals for shows like ER, Summerland and Scrubs in place to feature their music, The Churchills look like they really do have the odds in their favor... INK 19's Top 20 records of 2005 - January 17th, 2006
The Churchills play decades-spanning, melting pot pop. The Eagle Times NH-January 23, 2006