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Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou Live in Store!
Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou will be live in-store on TUESDAY 27TH NOPVEMBER AT 6PM Priority entry available
Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou will be live in-store on TUESDAY 27TH NOVEMBER AT 6PM.
They’ll be performing tracks from their new album ‘Fair Lady London’, released 23rd November on Maiden Voyage.
Purchase the ‘Fair Lady London’ album on CD or LP in store on the day of this show and get your album signed by the band.
Priority entry for x 2 with every pre order HERE
We can’t wait to see you there! thanks for your support!
Maiden Voyage Recording Company are set to release Fair Lady London, the fifth studio album by husband and wife duo, Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou on November 23rd. The album will be released both in CD/Vinyl & digital formats.
Three years since their last album, following the birth of their son, and over a decade since the release of their debut as the song writing partnership behind hotly-tipped southeast London indie-folk pioneers Indigo Moss, the duo have produced yet another beautifully crafted and delicately delivered gem that will delight old fans and new.
The duo, now residents of Hastings, have earned a reputation for doing things slightly differently over the years. Having toured tin tabernacle churches, village halls, working men’s clubs, and by canal boat, not to mention quitting a buzz band on the brink of stardom, they chose a different route entirely. loading up their car with all of their personal belongings and leaving the bright lights of London behind them in favour of a more DIY approach away from the city and the machinations of the major label music industry, Fair Lady London reflects both a change in environment and mentality.
Likewise, the recording is anything but simple. When we say ‘studio album’ it couldn’t be that straight-forward. Having worked with legendary producer Ethan Johns on their last outing Expatriot (2015) Fair Lady London sees them return to the Tascam 246 4-track cassette recorder on which they recorded their 2012 offering La Ferme De Fontenaille in a barn in the Loire, however this time finding a quiet corner of a castle in the rolling valleys of East Sussex.
‘I’ve never really liked studios.’ Moss states. ‘The first one we ever stepped foot in was Olympic as teenagers, the same room as Hendrix, Zeppelin, The Stones. I didn’t really enjoy it. It felt like a space ship, like a factory. I want records to come from somewhere. I like to limit the possibilities. 4-tracks are more than enough. It forces you to push what you do to the limit, focusing on the songwriting and the performance.’
Over the years the pair have toured extensively opened for Jools Holland, Loudon Wainwright, Ron Sexsmith, Damon Albarn and many others. In 2014 they took their two guitars and sang into a single microphone on some of the grandest stages in the world, supporting Tori Amos gracing stages from The Royal Albert Hall, the The Ryman Auditorium, The Greek Theatre, The Beacon Theatre and The Warsaw Congress Hall.
Former members of Danny And The Champions of the World, the album sees them joining forces with Danny George Wilson once again, signing to his and Del Day’s Maiden Voyage Recording Co. Label that has released albums from Donald Byron Wheatley, Henry Senior Jr and Felix Holt & The Radicals.
Fair Lady London marks the latest chapter in the journey of two of the UK’s brightest stars. ‘We always said we’d do five albums as a duo, like Simon and Garfunkel’. laughs Hannah-Lou. ‘Maybe this is the last one, but we always say that.’
Pie&Vinyl Presents: (XMAS) SHOPPING with support from Demons, Dad Hair and Oh San Deul
Monday 3rd December, Doors at 7pm
What? : XMAS SHOPPING with support from Demons, Dad Hair and Oh San Deul
When? : Monday, December 3rd – Doors at 7pm
How much mate? : £8 TOD or limited tickets at HERE
At last! (We have been close so many time…) MERRY CHRISTMAS! We are pleased as mulled punch to announce that long term faves SHOPPING will be performing for us at The Loft on Monday 3rd December. Expect to be gifted with a plethora of punk-funk mutant disco gems that work your head, heart and ass in equal measures!
Forming in London in 2012 they made an immediate impact on the scene with their propulsive live show, taking influence from the fractured grooves of post-punk luminaries such as ESG, Gang of Four, Au Pairs, etc. Their debut ‘Consumer Complaints’ landed in late 2013, self-released via their own MILK imprint it earnt them rave reviews, extensive radio play and the attention of Fat Cat Records (Honeyblood, TRAAMS, Animal Collective, U.S. Girls, Frightened Rabbit, No Age, Sigur Ros).
Fat Cat released their 2nd effort ‘Why Choose’ in 2015 where they refined their approach to sound, rhythm and social critique gaining them new fans over the pond. They released their 3rd album ‘The Official Body’ this year again via Fat Cat. A result of sessions with the legendary Edwyn Collins at his studio in the Scottish highlands the work has been lapped up by fans and critics alike, allowing the band to tour extensively across the US. Expect to see it feature heavily on the end of year lists.
Support comes from:
DEMONS – Southsea psych overlords, they match Sabbath heaviness with the rhythmic propulsions of Fela Kuti & CAN. A long-standing jewel in Southsea’s musical crown.
DAD HAIR – Noisy, unhinged yet melodic sorts formed from the remnants of Southsea act Red Seals. Melding elements of alternative rock (the good sort!), gothic post punk, garage and noise they deliver an intense barrage of sound of the scathing and soothing varieties.
OH SAN DEUL – The latest project from Alexander Luke O’Toole. His previous work as SACHA for Pie&Vinyl Records was fragile, bewitching and strangely humorous. Always a maverick, expect the unexpected but it expect it to be wonderful and utterly unique.
Tickets are £8 and can be bought in advance (which we would advise!) from wegottickets. As we are being super generous and putting 4 acts on the bill for you doors are at 7pm so get down early! See you there!
Big Thanks to Skever for the incredibly festive poster – look out for them around town
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REVIEWS FOR THE OFFICIAL BODY
‘The third record from the UK trio wrangles their elastic, post-punk spirit into an urgency that feels bonded to the present. It makes for songs that are as mesmerizing as they are exhilarating.’ – Pitchfork, 8.1/10
‘The Official Body is the sound of a band pushing themselves forward towards a wider scope of themselves. Fast moving, thoughtful, dreamy post-punk with a social conscience that keeps the listener on their feet. Another great album from one of the UK’s best underground talents.’ – Drowned In Sound, 8/10
‘This is a record to dance to, but it’s also a record to help you question the world around you. Shopping will be fuelling the revolution one cowbell donk at a time.’ – NME
‘An itchy, infectious return, ‘The Official Body’ presents puzzles without solutions, a never-ending maze that pulls you sharply around it each corner. A dazzlingly creative effort, it might well be SHOPPING’s most complete, concise, and fascinating release yet.’ – CLASH, 8/10
‘Tightly compressed and structurally flab-free, these ten songs flirt with a hip twitching form of primitive disco. This is overlaid with the sharp guitar lines of The Cure (‘Asking For A Friend’), ’80s dark wave synth (‘Wild Child’), and tantalising signposts to dub (‘New Values’). If they are disposable then they share X-Ray Spex’s view of consumerism, countering the artifice with songs that are defiantly alive.’ – Loud And Quiet, 8/10
‘The juxtaposition between weighty lyrical themes and musical buoyancy is cathartic. Simultaneously of its time while managing to sound like a classic, The Official Body is a healing experience; there is light in the darkness. Shopping teach us that, even when we’re dealing with the imploding world around us, it’s still OK to dance.’ – The Skinny, 5*
Beans On Toast – Live In Store & Signing at Pie&Vinyl
Friday 7th December at 5:30pm - Free entry and Priority available
Hey! Guess what? Beans On Toast is back in the land of pie and records…
We are delighted to welcome BEANS back, as he plays some new stuff from his TENTH record, ‘A Bird In The Hand’.
When? – 5:30pm, Friday 7th December 2018
How much is it? – Pre Order the LP HERE (On Highly limited Turquoise LP) and you will get you x 2 spaces for the show
Where? – At Pie&Vinyl, your friendly Independent Record Shop.
We will send you an e mail with some instructions on collecting your record and securing the best spots in the shop near to the event.
We will also have a limited pie in tribute to the great man himself.
See you there!!!
Join our FB event Here
Thanks for your support!
More on the new record below.
Sticking firmly to his tradition of releasing a new album on the same date each year, 2018 was always going to be a big deal for Beans on Toast with this year seeing his 10th album release. To celebrate the landmark anniversary, Beans got back in touch with Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons, who had produced his first album a decade ago, and together they hatched a plan.
Utilizing the hospitality of Lovett (whose band were spending much of their time at London’s legendary Church Studios making their next record), Beans found himself enjoying the same incredible facilities during off days and late nights, to lay down A Bird In Hand, along with with the help of in-house engineer, Riley MacIntyre.
Calling in mutual friends, Ben and Beans arranged a team of incredible musicians, including Mumford & Sons’ live drummer Chris Mass and Dutch artist Christof van der Ven on guitar. Ted Dwane offered bass on a couple of tracks, and Ben himself took up piano and production duties to bring a clear, contemporary, and unique vision to the Beans’ songs. The result is arguably Beans on Toast’s finest album to date. The album is diverse, easily switching between folk ballads, punk bangers and swing numbers without ever losing sight of itself or it’s listener.
A lot has changed in the years since the debut album, in both the world and also in Beans’ personal life, this is reflected in both the sound and the subject matter of this new album. Most notably in the stand out track and third single ‘MAGIC’, a song about the birth of his daughter earlier this year. An emotional and honest account of what can usually be a difficult subject to tackle, Beans achieves this without being crass or soppy, almost a trademark of his these days.
Songs about his daughter are scattered through the album, she’s clearly been quite the inspiration. First single ‘ANOTHER YEAR’ an ode to his Dad and his daughter, both of whom feature in the video for the song. ‘HERE AT HOMERTON HOSPITAL’ is an ode to the East London institution where she was born and its wonderful staff.
There are no songs about getting intoxicated and, surprisingly, not a single profanity on the entire album. This wasn’t purposeful and was actually pointed out after the album had been mastered. However, that doesn’t mean Beans has run out of things to say about the world. ‘BAMBOO TOOTHBRUSH’ tackles the catastrophic plastic pollution disaster we’re living in and second single ‘ALEXA’ looks at the future of voice-activated Internet and oncoming Amazon world domination. It’s funny but thought provoking, another one of Beans trademark.
Over the course of his huge career Beans has become something of a cult national treasure. What seemed like a throwaway festival act has evolved into something much more important, a voice of truth and honesty, cutting through the bullshit. A consistent and reliable modern-day troubadour, not afraid to speak his mind. Always touring, always writing, recording and releasing music. Playing every festival under the sun and always, always, telling it like it is.
When asked if he thought this was a political record Beans said:
“I think everyone already knows where I stand on Trump and Brexit, and if not, they can listen to my last two albums. This album is more personal I guess, focusing on family and the world on my doorstep. That’s where my heads been this last year”
Speaking of the song ‘MAGIC’ Beans said:
“I’ve been playing this song live for a while now, and it definitely strikes a chord. More than any song I’ve ever written, I think. After my shows, the conversations used to all be about after parties or ecstasy, now more often than not it’s about parenting or newborn babies. Which is fine with me”
And commenting on working with Ben Lovett
“I have so much respect for Ben. I couldn’t quite believe he said yes when I asked him if he fancied doing another record. I presumed he’d be way too busy, but somehow he managed to find the time. I thought he was joking when he said he’d sorted it for us to work in The Church Studios. Not only were we in such a legendary space to record, but we also had all of Mumford’s guitars and instruments set up, mic’ed up and ready to go. It might just be the biggest blag I’ve ever pulled. Punching well above my weight. The sessions had a really special magic about them and Ben took my songs into new waters. I’m well happy with the record. I can’t wait for people to hear it. I also can’t wait to make another 10 records.”
‘A Bird in the Hand’ is a celebration of love, life, family and the world in which we live. It’s about appreciating what we have and in that, it is a triumph.