Thanks be to all for coming along to see us play an acoustic gig on Record Shop Day at Pretty Green Manchester to celebrate the release of the Manchester Rain 7inch single, it was a real treat to see so many people there and to get updates from those who had bought it via social media and in person. Special mention should go out to all the staff at Pretty Green who were dead helpful and accommodating. Manchester Rain sounds brilliant on vinyl - Dave Fyfe our engineer and I had several listens here the other day conducting our own comparative analogue vs digital study . Dave’s verdict was and still is…TOP!
The 7inch single b side is a Dave Fyfe remix of ‘Something and Nothing’, its taken from the Vinny Peculiar album 'Other People Like Me' and features Bonehead on guitars. We had a good listen to that one too.
On Saturday the night Bonehead & Vinny played an acoustic session and had a chat with Natalie & Michelle on BBC Radio Manchester – two songs, ‘Pop Music Football & Girls’ [the next single] and ‘Lonely Girls & Horses’ – you can listen again here if you’re quick. Both songs also feature on the new album which comes out 20th May 2013 on Cherry Red Records.
The video for 'Pop Music Football & Girls' has been shot in part at Villa Park, the band [minus Rob who was working] were at the ground last week filming pitch-side and in the changing rooms. Vinny is a big Villa fan and was properly overwhelmed and overjoyed only just about managing to keep it all together. Their stay also included a windy pitch side interview with Aston Villa TV which will run in the next couple of weeks. Parlour Flames would like to thank all the staff at Aston Villa Football Club for their support especially Rob Bishop who facilitated our stay, managed the security and delivered the girls [there is more on this to come!] The next single ‘Pop Music Football & Girls’ is available through digital download on 13th May 2013, details to follow.
Finally we have lots of gigs coming up soon and some great festival shows over the summer including Glastonbury, Bestival, The Isle of Wight and Secret Garden Party - be great to see you there,
Vinny & Bonehead
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