Hi – you wait ages for one video then two come along at the same (almost) time…
Here’s a video for our new mix of Beautiful & Useless. You can get that new mix here from 1st April (uh-oh) and you can get the whole album for not very much RIGHT NOW – see the right hand panel on this site or go to “Buy” page…we’ve update the links to the cheapest places you can get them…
Here it is! The official video for Lament…the first single from the Album “Appetite for Chivalry” (which you can buy below on limited run before it hits the shops in November).
We recorded it live at Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds, an Edwardian Cinema. Featured in the video are a bunch of other musicians we got in to make the recording an interesting thing with new parts and epic dynamics and what not. We’d be honoured if you shared the video with others…
Here’s one of the tracks recorded for our album, a bit of a mood setter/slow starter and all that. Get you in a laid back vibe, like R Kelly bump and grind before you knew about his behaviour.
Some blogs have said some really nice stuff about it…look!
“ they are shaping up to give it one hell of a kick up the arse” – Artrocker HERE
“Club Smith may hold the keys to the revival of British guitar music” – Music Broke my bones - HERE
“the band have not been letting up, and steadily have been permeating across the online community sharing their love of The Smiths (really had to think hard about that one) cruising with The Maccabees-style guitar indie – and it has indeed got to the point where this foursome’s music can be brought to bear around their contemporaries…” Killing Moon Records – HERE
“Beautiful & Useless remains firmly fixed on the RotD playlist after we were sent it last week. The chorus has proven unforgettable” - Record of the day – Today! – HERE - admittedly this is a different song…so completely irrelevant.
That’s nice isn’t it. There was one russian one but I don’t know how to speak russian…yet.
You know we at Club Smith have been banging on about recording a lot? I suppose it makes a change from talking about boxing a lot, which I have, the entire last year, such is the lack of dimension in my personal interests since making this music video. Anyway, we sent a new track from the album we just recorded to Artrocker…
…and they only put it on their website! It’s at this link below:
Some nice words said indeed. I think they said we might help save the world which is pretty cool. Oh no, I think it was just saving guitar music, not quite as important as saving the world, but pretty close? No? No? Ok.
Hey, been a while…why? Well there was a new version of the website thing I had to get and I had to upgrade some database thing and it took ages. God I’m so boring.
Anyway we had the best time supporting Shed Seven, it was a watershed (sorry) moment for us, due to them being from York as we originally are, and they also once coming third in Fibbers battle of the bands, as I once did, somehow it hasn’t held them back but I’m still bitter years on.
Here are some pictures from the night, Shed Seven were fine characters (some of the finest we’ve ever played with and a really nice crew too), they introduced themselves in our dressing room just as I was exiting the toilet which had no towels in, I had to dry my hands on the calf area of my jeans (my usual choice of jean area actually) before extending my hand. It was embarrassing, but I think we got over it as Rick Witter gave me an enormous hug after the gig. A really powerful one. I felt all the power of the 90s in his embrace and I shall cherish it.
Shed Seven performing Chasing rainbows. notice the rainbow...you see it? Oh you did...cool.
First two pics were by our buddy Helen, 3rd one by Vijay. Also if you know Shed Seven you may know they did a song called “She left me on Friday”. On Friday night onstage I said to the crowd “has anyone’s girlfriend left them today?” in reference to the song. It was a spectacular failure of a joke, and I was punished by complete indifference/bewilderment.