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THE VANILLA SUBURBS – LOOKING GLASS – VIDEO PREMIERE

The Vanilla Suburbs are set to release their debut single ‘Looking Glass’ via Best Revenge Records and all streaming services on 31st July 2021

THE VANILLA SUBURBS A BRAND NEW 3 PIECE OUTFIT FRONTED BY EX THE MERCHANT OF MENACE / ACID JAZZ RECORDS RECORDING ARTIST HUGH BROOKER .

The track is a high-tempo pop rock masterclass which pulsates with pure angst and raw energy. ‘Looking Glass’ echoes the likes of The Clash and Timbuck Three.

Lead vocalist Hugh Brooker states:

“IN AN AGE OF INSIPID SPINELESS, BED WETTING, OVERPRODUCTION, WE ARE STRIPPING IT RIGHT BACK DOWN TO THE RAW BASICS… ,SPORADIC ,MACHINE GUN GUITAR ,CONE BLOWING BASS , FIRECRACKER DRUMS AND A TRUTHFUL SOCIAL COMMENTARY ON THE MODERN WORLD”.

A recent article on www.fredperry.com gives you a wonderful sense of just how varied Brooker’s approach to music can be as he lists some of his favourite music and influences.:

The first track you played on repeat?
‘We Have All The Time In The World’ – Louis Armstrong and John Barry
Brings a tear to my eye every time for all the right reasons.

A song that defines the teenage you?
‘Ghost Town’ – The Specials
Still as sadly relevant today as it was all those years ago.

One record you would keep forever?
‘I Feel Good’ – James Brown
Because it makes me feel good!

A song lyric that has inspired you?
“Do Anything You Wanna Do” – Eddie And The Hot Rods
And so should we all!

A song you wished you had written?
‘Going Underground’ – The Jam
Made Me Want To Be In A Band.

Best song to turn up loud?
‘Move On Up’ – Curtis Mayfield
It’s all about the horns baby!

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
‘Both Sides Now’ – Joni Mitchell
Beautiful chords with poignant thought full tear-jerking lyrical poetry.

The song to get you straight on the dance floor?
‘Take Away The Pain Stain’ – Patti Austin
There will be no pain whatsoever once you have shaken a tail feather to this foot-stomping monster!

Best song to end an all-nighter?
‘Papas Got A Brand New Pigbag’ – Pigbag
Experimental crossover punk funk global hit still hot right here right now!

Hugh Brooker was one of the founding members of Night Trains who along with Galliano, became part of the first wave of acts to be signed to Acid Jazz Records, the London-based label set up by British jazz champions, Eddie Piller and Gilles Peterson.

“LOOKING GLASS ” IS THE FIRST SINGLE FROM THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM “HIP CITY” ON “BEST REVENGE RECORDS”.

 

 

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