Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Voodoo Trombone Quartet - New Single UPDATE!

It's arrived! The CD single of 'Hello! Who Are You?' by the Voodoo Trombone Quartet. Isn't it cute? The release date is 2nd April 2012, available as CD, 7inch or download.

The new single also had it's first play on national radio this week. Gideon Coe played us on his show on BBC 6 Music, as we were all hard at work rehearsing for the single launch on the 31st.

If you click here, and listen in at 1h 18mins, there were are :)

We're busy plugging this at the moment, and will start organising gigs for the Summer once the launch is out of the way. New album, new label, and a new sound. New website too soon. This will be a big year for us, and we really appreciate your support.

Friday, 9 March 2012

A sad farewell... the Little Red Tardis.

My car, a little City Rover run-around, has been retired as it is now too expensive for me to maintain. It became known as the Little Red Tardis because I managed to fit drumkit, backline, saxes and band members into a small vehicle designed for nipping to the shops.

A veteran of 3 Glasto's, 2 Chagstocks, a national tour with Popes of Chillitown, countless trips to Survival Studio in West London, a mercy dash to the Lake District with the Truebeat merchandise tub, and a 90mph burn down the M20 to a wedding gig in Kent. 99% of the time, I arrived at my gigs/rehearsals on time, because of the Little Red Tardis.

It was not your fault, little car, that you were made in India under the Rover brand, just as they went bust. It is not your fault that replacement parts cost an arm and a leg to ship over (scrapyard did well..but you can't have a 2nd hand timing belt). It is not your fault, little car, that the government placed you in a stupid tax bracket, meaning you cost twice as much as cars twice your size. But as cute as you are, you are a money pit.

Ok, so we always broke down after Glasto cos the damp and mud ruined your spark plugs, and your speakers just couldn't handle dub. But you were a faithful servant to The Voodoo Trombone Quartet, Popes of Chillitown, The Scissors, Jacqui & Geoff and lots of others, and I will miss you.

Goodbye, my little car, and thank you.


Friday, 2 March 2012

Voodoo Trombone Quartet - New Single

It's March, which means it's only a matter of days before the VTQ release our new single 'Hello! Who Are You?' We're very proud of the new track, a more positive and uplifting track you won't hear all year.

The release will be at my favourite music night ever, Ultrazang! It's the first time the VTQ have played the Zang, although I'm considered a veteran :) This time Ultrazang will be held at the John Peel Arts Centre, in Stowmarket on 31st March, and we're very proud to be performing there.

Also performing that night are The Scissors (Cambridge collision between The Doors and Teardrop Explodes), Robert Castellani (finalist in the 2011 Acoustic Guitar of the Year competiton) and Butterfly, headed by the Zang's own Chris Hollands. I've put a few videos of them below, you can see we'll be in good company!

Here is a sneak peek of the new single. Listen, it will make your insides and outsides smile :)