2 ene. 2013

The Dreaming Spires - Brothers in Brooklyn

This summer The Dreaming Spires release their debut album "Brothers in Brooklyn” on Clubhouse Records. The album will be preceded by the single 'Not Every Song From The Sixties Is A Classic' out on 28th May and followed by a full tour and festival dates.
 The band has an enviable musical pedigree. Group members - and brothers - Robin and Joe Bennett formerly played with not one but two influential bands - Goldrush and Danny & the Champions of the World, and co-founded not one but two award-winning festivals, Truck & Wood. They to staged an event... (Truck America) in Upstate New York where they jammed with Mercury Rev, Tim Easton and The Jayhawks (all of whom are now fans of the Spires), provided backing for The Band’s Garth Hudson and toured America with Mark Gardener of Ride. 

It’s the latter experience – traipsing across the States in a beat-up Chevrolet van with no mirrors – that informs much of Brothers in Brooklyn. Whilst albums about tours can be a snooze-fest, The Dreaming Spires take their cue from Mott the Hoople in chronicling the lows and highs of being in a not-quite successful band in an alien land. The real story is in the people and relationships established along the way, and “the real show” is back at someone’s house in the desert hours after the gig finished.

It’s also about the true and inescapable drive that leads musicians to continue pursuing the dream long after any thoughts of guitar-shaped swimming pools have expired – “we do it ‘cos we must, ‘cos we need this the most” – the magic of forming lasting friendships and writing timeless songs.

On “Brothers in Brooklyn” The Dreaming Spires more or less ditch any attempt at sounding artificially ‘modern’ (which of course usually means sounding like a forgotten Flock of Seagulls B-side). This album unashamedly celebrates and name-checks the artists, songs and second-hand vinyl the band love, as does their ongoing club night Covered in Glory at The Betsey Trotwood, where they’ve so far gathered friends to play songs by Big Star, Gram Parsons, The Band and The Byrds. 

After the success of last year’s debut single “Everything All The Time”, this album fills out the picture of what can be achieved by writing 11 great songs and recording them simply with great playing and harmonies, an exceptional offering from a band who celebrate transatlantic brotherhood in style.

LABEL/General Enquiries: Tristan Tipping at Clubhouse Records: info@clubhouserecords.co.uk


2 comentarios:

  1. De acuerdo, no todas las canciones de los 60 son clásicos, pero una buena Rickenbacker y buenas melodías con raíz sesentera siguen siendo sinónimo de banda interesante, por más que les pese a muchos críticos aburridos.

  2. El disco es excelente y uno de los temas que más me gusta actualmente es Look at the stars.... el 4ª con un sonido segunda mitad de 70's, muy bueno .

    Y Everything all the time ya es un clásico del power pop .