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Another great Friday evening. Thanks to the wonderful Live Lounge team for promoting young (and not so young!) talent. Really enjoyed it.

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Operating as usual

21/10/2020

Creeping Jean

Here is a new track 'Warm & Fuzzy! Turn up loud for best results..

Engieered byDaniel Crook
Filmed by Will Hutchinson

14/10/2020

Decade 77-87 - a grown up disco: new wave, punk, postpunk, goth & indie

SOFT CELL – TORCH

This week in 1986 saw the release of the album SOFT CELL – THE SINGLES, the first singles compilation album from SOFT CELL, (September 1986)

The album featured all their singles with the exception of 'A Man Can Get Lost' and 'Barriers'.

Capturing the seedy decadence of Soft Cell as they spearheaded the synth-pop boom, the album served up the groups’s dancefloor stormers, from the hard-edged electro of MEMORABILIA to the eerie claustrophobia of BEDSITTER to the beautiful melodrama of SAY HELLO, WAVE GOODBYE.

The liner notes for the album carried an insightful essay on the group from music critic Tony Mitchell.

The video here is TORCH.

The slow arc of the haunting TORCH fused all the classic Soft Cell signatures: the intolerable ennui of existence, the fragility and hostility within relationships, the uncharted navigation we make across life’s stormy seas.

It’s sophisticated arrangement was recognised by the record buying public and would rise to #2 in the UK charts, becoming the band’s fifth consecutive top five single; yet, it’s often overlooked for the ubiquitous Tainted Love and the velvety grandeur of Say Hello.

It’s rare that a solo instrument lifts a track to something incomparable, but John Gatchell’s trumpet did just that. Not only did the musician define the instrumental hook (it’s there as the opening phrase of the 7” single but not on the 12” version) but it also displaced the original keyboard lick from Dave Ball.

Towards the end of the song, Marc Almond duets with NY rapper Cindy Ecstasy. Her vocals are slightly off-key but effective in adding delightful whimsy to the drama.

The characters in Torch, like most of Almond’s protagonists, care deeply about the world but, like most of us, fail in understanding it.

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On this date in 1982, SOFT CELL were on Top Of The Pops performing TORCH, (June 10th, 1982).

The slow arc of the haunting TORCH fused all the classic Soft Cell signatures: the intolerable ennui of existence, the fragility and hostility within relationships, the uncharted navigation we make across life’s stormy seas.

It’s sophisticated arrangement was recognised by the record buying public and would rise to #2 in the UK charts, becoming the band’s fourth consecutive top five single; yet, it’s often overlooked for the ubiquitous Tainted Love and the velvety grandeur of Say Hello.

It’s rare that a solo instrument lifts a track to something incomparable, but John Gatchell’s trumpet did just that. Not only did the musician define the instrumental hook (it’s there as the opening phrase of the 7” single but not on the 12” version) but it also displaced the original keyboard lick from Dave Ball.

Towards the end of the song, Marc Almond duets with Cindy Ecstasy. Her vocals are slightly off-key but effective in adding delightful whimsy to the drama.

The characters in Torch, like most of Almond’s protagonists, care deeply about the world but, like most of us, fail in understanding it.

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07/10/2020

Hardwired

Someone pass the Moonshine! 🍻
#ACDC

05/10/2020

Headstart

This is simply beautiful! #blur

04/10/2020

Creeping Jean

We filmed some live tracks at The Barn including an unreleased single! Here is the first offering our which is our latest release 'Angel Breath'

Stream the single here >
https://open.spotify.com/album/0pvBd9PPkzKC1t6T7HI58K

Engineered by Daniel Crook
Filmed & Edited by Will Hutchinson

04/10/2020

Decade 77-87 - a grown up disco: new wave, punk, postpunk, goth & indie

ADAM & THE ANTS – DOG EAT DOG (1980)

1980 Ants were one part singer Adam in glitter-era Bowie mode, one part guitarist Marco Pirroni drawing from sources as diverse as Mick Ronson and Link Wray, and one part rhythm section, bassist Kevin Mooney and double drummers Merrick and Terry Lee Miall. Combine these ingredients with songs that dwelt on Adam’s obsessions — pirates, American Indian culture, Spaghetti westerns — and you had a marvellous romp.

The 80s incarnation of the Ants might have flaunted their roots at every opportunity, but their vision — and sound — was strictly their own.

DOG EAT DOG, one of ‘Kings of the Wild Frontier’’s three major singles hits in Britain, was a prime example of Antmusic. It picked up steam gradually, with percussion and war whoops joined by twangy guitar and bass. Then Adam's voice came in supported by a chanting chorus. Guitar turned percussive, beating counter rhythms on damped strings, and finally the second drum crashed through like a summer cloudburst. The effect was riveting.

It was that way throughout: rock North American Indian chants and Afro percussion. The combination was often inspired and a whole lot of fun.

The video here is DOG EAT DOG.

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It now takes almost an entire day of unpaid work to put together content for the page. If you could see fit to make a small donation then I would be genuinely very grateful.

Thank you and best wishes, Paul

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04/10/2020

Sobre arte y otros temas

Concierto de Aranjuez, interpretado por el extraordinario guitarrista "Narciso Yepes"

11/05/2020

Toyah

love this!

Happy #lockdown #EasterSunday to the world ###xx #stayathome

09/05/2020

Angel Delights

As lockdown has brought with it many changes & challenges it has also provided us with the opportunity to try new things.
Angel Delights have kept in touch via social media but this doesn’t allow us to sing together.
So, we have recorded our very first video especially to share with you on the 75th Anniversary of VE Day when we should have been singing at several events locally.
We are extremely grateful to Adam Leah who took our individual recordings & brought them seamlessly together.
Angel Delights - separated during lockdown, brought together by technology.
Have a great bank holiday weekend.

05/05/2020

Decade 77-87 - a grown up disco: new wave, punk, postpunk, goth & indie

THE STRANGLERS – HANGING AROUND

On this date in 1979, THE STRANGLERS were filmed rehearsing at Tokyo’s S-KEN Studios whilst on tour in Japan, (February 3rd, 1979).

Arriving in Japan early to attend various interviews, The Stranglers set aside time to rehearse before they started the actual tour.

A film crew capturing Tokyo bands in action heard a rumour that the group were in town and decided to include footage of them their documentary, ‘Tokyo Rockers’.

The video here is The Stranglers in S-KEN studios performing the classic HANGING AROUND.

25/11/2018

Maisie Peters

I'M GOING ON A HEADLINE UK TOUR THIS SPRING!!!! so so excited for it and also largely nervous no one is gonna come so if want to see me live playing all ur fav songs then come down pls ❤️ Tickets here! https://www.maisiepeters.co.uk/live

02/11/2018

Awesome and congratulations Maisie Peters from all at SLL

SLL 10th Anniversary Festival 11/06/2018

Fantastic photos from a wonderful evening, thanks to all who performed and all who watched. These are the pics from the official photographer on the night please post your photos.

Fantastic photos from a wonderful evening, thanks to all who performed and all who watched. These are the pics from the official photographer on the night please post your photos.

23/03/2018

Zoe Joins the line up of the 1st June

#ATS17 A-Z

Z: Zoe Zori Music is a self taught solo singer-songwriter who has been playing various gigs in the UK over the last two years and recently in America too. She won an award for ‘Best Original Song’ at OpenMicUK 2016 for the 16+ category. Zoe will be playing Lark Recordings Bohemia Stage

[10/26/17]   Hi all we have had to cancel this Fridays Live Lounge hope to see you soon

[09/29/17]   Fantastic evening, thanks to all that helped, watched and performed. Please upload your videos and photographs and see you all again soon.

29/09/2017

Look at Alfie go

29/09/2017

Look at Alfie go

29/09/2017

Axis. So young. So talented. #letsrock #SLL #STFC

29/09/2017

Jack and Amelia. We love you. #SLL #STFC

29/09/2017

A warm welcome back to our friend Maisie Peters. #SLL #STFC

29/09/2017

Zoe Zori in da house. #STFC #SLL

29/09/2017

We're off and running with Jack and Kat. #SLL

28/09/2017

The lineup for Live Lounge September 28th is in! We're joined by the wonderful Zoe Zori Music, Kat and Jack, Jack and Amelia and Axis! Come down and join us at Steyning Football Club from 8, entry is free!

[09/11/17]   Calling all acts we have slots available last Friday (STFC) and 2nd Friday of the month (chequers), let me know if you want to play

09/09/2017

Maisie Peters

Maisie Peters is going global

Clash Magazine wrote a lovely thing about my song, go have a read!!! They also premiered my new lyric video for Place We Were Made which I will also link, and would also love if you would go and have a listen

09/09/2017

Great night at Steyning Live Lounge yesterday more pics on our group page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/steyninglivelounge/

02/09/2017

Final Lineup for the 8th Sept at the chequer

01/09/2017

Acts confirmed so far for Chequers on the 8th Sept

01/09/2017

Acts confirmed so far for Chequesr on Friday 8th Sept

[08/25/17]   Our very own Jack and Amelia are playing at Big Busk Horsham on Sunday 3rd. We'd appreciate it if you took the time to vote for them by clicking this link: https://www.facebook.com/bigbuskhorsham/posts/1674906242580326 and liking their post.

09/08/2017

Saw this in Dublin today. What's yours. Love to hear from you. May be we can make your responses the September playlist.

06/07/2017

City of Stars (Cover) - Jack and Amelia

Here's the first in a series of outdoor sessions we recorded recently! This is our cover of City of Stars from La La Land- you can catch us perform more of o...

30/06/2017

Red Haze melting faces again.

07/05/2017

Live Lounge returns to the chequers this Friday night!

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Look at Alfie go
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32 Teeth - Half Crown
Half Crown at Steyning Live Lounge

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