The June Brides are to return to the home of Alan McGee’s old Living Room club above the Adams Arms pub (now known as The Lukin) down Conway Street in London.
Next week The June Brides are set to release their first single since April 1986.
25 years after the release of his last album (as lead singer of The June Brides) Phil Wilson is set to release his solo debut on November 8th. The album is preceded by a new single “I Own It” on October 11th on 7″ vinyl and download. The album is released on Slumberland Records in the US and Yesboyicecream Records in the UK & Europe. Continue reading
Phil Wilson has announced he is to release a new album and single in the autumn. Continue reading
The rather fantastic Vollwert-Records label continues its series of very limited early Creation releases with the re-pressing of Apple Boutique’s 1987 single ‘Love Resistance’. For those of you who don’t remember Apple Boutique, they were fronted by Phil King who later played bass in Felt/Lush/Jesus & Mary Chain. Continue reading
“The Painted Word takes POP! classics and twists them into something new and groovy. I love it”- Phil Wilson (The June Brides)
“Arash Torabi – a positive force of nature unto himself. He’s creating a brand new scene all over again”- Ed Ball (Creation Records, The Times, Television Personalities)
The Painted Word is album by Arash Torabi which includes his interpretations of songs by Television Personalities, The Times, The Revolving Paint Dream, The Weather Prophets and Felt. Some of The Painted Word’s cover versions take the essence of the original song, adding new arrangements. ‘Godevil’ is one of three songs covered, which were originally recorded by The Times on Creation Records. The Painted Word version takes the basic structure of the original and adds drum & bass drum loops, a female singer and reworked lyrics. The Times’ main-man, Ed Ball (also worked for Creation Records and was a member of Television Personalities) has continued to encourage Arash from the start, expressing his approval of The Painted Word’s versions of his songs. Creation Records’ Alan McGee (who also performed with The Times and Biff Bang Pow!) also told Arash that he liked his version of ‘Godevil’.
Following a one-off live performance at Peel Fest in Düsseldorf, Germany in October 2009, on the same bill as David Gedge (The Wedding Present) and Darren Hayman (Hefner) The Painted Word has recently been released on Berlin’s Vollwert Records.
You can order a copy of the album by clicking here.
Every couple of decades fashion seems to come round again and with 80s fashion currently in full swing amongst the youngsters, some of the acts who made their name in that decade discuss the era with the Saatchi Gallery website.
Featured in the interview is Pete Astor (The Loft/Weather Prophets), Lawrence (Felt), Phil Wilson (June Brides) and Phil King (Lush/Felt/Jesus & Mary Chain).
Phil Wilson, ex-lead singer of the June Brides and solo Creation artist has today selected 10 tracks that he feels highlight the influences that shaped the sound of both C86 and Creation Records.
Here’s what he had to say “This is merely my view of what are the best bands that seem to me to be prime influences on early Creation and the C86 movement. Here goes!” Continue reading