Saturday, 30 April 2016

the underground route

Shut All The Clubs was included in Lord Litter's Magic Music Box on KWTF 88.1 in Bodega Bay California (where The Birds was filmed)

A German DJ playing a mix of international independent music in Berlin, speaking in English, broadcast in California and relayed via the net throughout the world. The 21st century is astounding sometimes. 

It's great to feature again in such a long running show and to have been there on the German language show on Radio Marabou and on the earlier Kentucky Fried Royalty show long long ago too. A sense of continuity. 

Lord Litter has been a lynch-pin of the underground music scene for many decades hosting radio since 1987 and was frequently described as the German John Peel.
His shows only feature physical releases and only those of independent artists (really independent ones). In his words:
"I only present physical releases. Today's mainstream, the internet
including "digital only releases" and so called "free services" like Facebook, where one person earns LOTS because each and everyone taking part means MONEY to the owner, this needs an alternative"
Here's the show link 
The Speed Of Sound played a walk up gig on Thursday night, we'd been expecting to rehearse but Kevin had double booked himself and was supposed to be running an open-mic night. We got there early and ran through our allocated Bob Dylan song for the Electric 50 gig on 17 May a couple of times and had it in the bag before anyone else got there.
Set List:
Visions of Johanna
I Don't Want Your Attentions
The Moment Is Now
Seen It All Before
Day In Day Out

Lord Litter's website is here

Saturday, 23 April 2016

A tangle of wires

A tangle of wires at soundcheck, like the snakes on medusa's head. Turning it up again last night at a private function, keeping it live and real; spot the new ones in the set list:

I Can't Say
Girl On The Roof
Brand New Cadillac
The Moment Is Now
Maid Of The Grey
Femme Fatal
I'm Real
Glide On By
Shut All The Clubs
Poison Ivy
Only Everything
I Don't Want Your Attentions
Whatcha Gonna Do About It
Sit By The River
There's No One There

Friday, 15 April 2016

Single review

We're very pleased to see Music Is My Radar blog have a piece covering Shut All The Clubs in their latest installment today; see what they have to say about it below:
You can read it on their site here:

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Live in the drawing room and then back to new

Astounding gig at Elizabeth Gaskell's House, packed and a surreal setting to be in that room its like actually playing live in 1854 with the 21st century outside in the park playing basketball and cricket through the window. We were joined by Lucy Power on flute for Little Miss Restless, she's on the album recording, this is the first time we've had her playing it live. Great acoustics in there and a superb set by Turner too.
Set list:
Checkered Land, Only Everything,
Day In Day Out, Love, Charlotte,
The Wargame, I'm Real, Little Miss Restless,
Uhrwerk, Seen It All Before, Femme Fatal,
Girl On The Roof, Glide On By

Not ones for sleeping on our laurels, we were back in rehearsal this morning and working on new stuff again this morning.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Elizabeth Gaskell's House

Yes it really is unique. An acoustic gig in Elizabeth Gaskell's drawing room beckons, a 50 minute set with new songs making their debut from the forthcoming album and one song too new to be on the album, plus an acoustic set from Detour Record's Louise Turner accompanied on the 1890's piano. Thursday 7th April. 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LW.

and, the single is released...