Thursday, 31 July 2014

Another Record Shop (and a Barber)

And, the double-A-side singe Girl On The Roof / Maid Of The Grey is also on sale at Piccadilly Records, the stock is there now and... it is a limited edition...  




















Piccadilly Records,
53 Oldham St,
Manchester M1 1JR

I've bought music from Piccadilly Records since 1985 so it is pretty damn cool to have it in there. 
http://www.piccadillyrecords.com/prod/SpeedOfSound-GirlOnTheRoof-BERecords-98560.html
And
You can also get the single in:

Thomson & Co 
63 Deardengate, 
Haslingden, 
Rossendale, 
Lancashire 
BB4 5SN
Where, unlike Piccadilly Records (or Vinyl Revival, 5 Hilton Street, Manchester, M4 1LP - see previous post) you will be able to get a haircut at the same time in fairly unique surroundings:

Thanks to Colin at Vinyl Revival, Mark at Thomson & Co and Laura at Piccadilly Records.
Independents that support independents. 
Much appreciated.

If you don't do physical music, the single is also on iTunes

and everywhere else you would normally use. 
including Bandcamp Give it a bash.




















Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Record Shop

As well as via Bandcamp the physical single is now available at Vinyl Revival in Manchester:
Try it because record shops are there all year round not just one day a year.


Vinyl Revival
5 Hilton Street
Manchester
M4 1LP

Monday, 28 July 2014

What's The Alternative

Live with Greater Manchester Fringe at The Kings Arms Salford, 27 July 2014

Set List:

Girl On The Roof
Maid Of The Grey
I See You Everywhere That I Go
I Can't Say
Love
Checkered Land
Only Everything
Chalk Circle
Sit By The River
There's No One There

It was pretty hot, I couldn't read the set list because my eyes were full of sweat, we missed out Checkered Land and did it out of sequence at the end instead. Felt good though. I've not seen a picture with Pete in yet but you can see his knee and elbow in this one.

The Repeat Offenders high octane delivery and their third gig in thirty hours having played Pretty Green and Liverpool Calling the day before.


Millie Manders perfect pop a real entertainer, give her a crowd and she will make them hers. Her first gig in Manchester for a year and endured a five hour journey to do it.


The Getsettes great harmonies with a 60's vibe, it was going to be an acoustic set anyway, but became a duet when their bass player got food poisoning the day before. Craig on the right is normally their drummer.















Anticipation















We should have had The Swiines as well  but their travel plans got scuppered at the last moment and they couldn't get over from Nottingham. Another time.

Rock And Roll Lounge DJ'd before and after the sets, superb venue Thanks Fringe and Thanks Kings Arms.

Waiting to get in and set up.
Very un-Salford weather, Lowry never painted it like that, but it is just across the river from famously sunny Manchester.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

live radio session

A good way to spend a Tuesday evening
Warm and snug, but that didn't spoil the fun - thanks to Caroline Boyd and All FM for having us.
The single got a spin on the radio which is cool.
Checkered Land and Love were the live ones given an acoustic treatment plus we had a good chat about music and beyond.

the 7 inch single artwork by mybrokenart.co.uk  
you can order it here thespeedofsound.bandcamp.com
Kevin & Pete

 AllFM's Caroline Boyd, animated and slightly out of focus;      
 pleased because we've left her a couple of 'jingles' for her show.                                                                    Good fun good chat good music good radio.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Mad Ferret

Mad Ferret's Music Blog has reviewed The Speed Of Sound In A Blood Orange Sky:

Here's a review of The Speed Of Sound's 2nd album which was released in 2012. Both their albums are widely available on  iTunes, Spotify etc. The album has quite a modern folk rock feel with a definite dash of 80's post punk/alt thrown in. Which is no surprise considering all the songs were written in that decade but sound fresh as ever.

Vocally there is a hint of Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, bit of Jagger, great sound. Musically the sound alternates between Rock; verging on heavy/psyche to alt/punk with some great instrumentation along the way.

 'You've Got To Move Too' starts the album off  zipping along with a jangly guitar sound and scatter gun drumming. 'English Electric Lighting F6' up next. Smart bit of bass at the beginning following by a virtuoso guitar performance on this (almost) instrumental track. Stunning. 'No Kicks' is another great track which will have you singing the chorus whether you want to or not. Track 4 'There's No One There' has an edgier vocal and a punkier sound. A song of despair and hopelessness, superbly played, has a fantastic guitar solo over a rat-a-tat drum line. Really like this one. 'Temporary Fault' is another with a punk edge, hammer drums, angsty vocal and jittery guitar. Has a feel of losing it in bedsit land. Lyrics are insightful and desperate. A wonderfully gloomy atmosphere to this track, 'Joy Division' like!! Next, 'The Changes', more solid drumming and shimmering guitars alongside a fine vocal. Track 7 is 'Uhrwerk'. It opens with a fine guitar solo and quickly turns into one of the best tracks on the album. Heavier, rocking sound, musical perfection with an instrumental section towards the end that will blow you away. 8 is 'Sit By The River' and it sounds exactly like you are. An eighties indie feel, summery and upbeat. A foot tapping, head nodding sing-a-long. If you close your eyes you can almost feel the breeze washing over you. A nod towards environmental concerns on tracks 9 & 11, 'Torrey Canyon' and 'Throw It Away', both tracks awesome with snippets of genius. I especially like the little guitar breaks on 'Torrey Canyon', reminds me of something, can't think what, I like it though. Sandwiched between these two is 'Intercept'. Forty two seconds of backwards magic! The final track and for my money, the best, is 'Overlooked'. A superb opening sound, very cool, subtle. Fuzzy guitar, tapping drum beat, lead breaks floating through the air and and understated vocal. Spoken word comes in quietly with the bass and other players mooching along. Has an indie sound to this track that a lot of today's new bands would kill for. Guitar is sublime, this has got to be a live favourite. Sure this would sound great at a gig or a festival somewhere.

These tracks ahve been around for a long time but that just adds to their quality I think. Can't wait to hear the new stuff when its ready... So check this band out, you won't be sorry. madferrit
Mad Ferret can be found here 

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Radio session and a video

Just been having a chat and playing a song on AllFM 96.9 here in Manchester, we're back again doing a full live session on 15th for Caroline Boyd.

Meanwhile, here's the  video for Girl On The Roof, the first 
A-side of the double-A-single, its at the vinyl pressing plant now: