BodyQuake is het derde album van het Brits, Nederlandse collectief Laura Vane & the Vipertones. In 2008 is de band ontstaan door de samenwerking via Myspace tussen een aantal soulveteranen van eigen bodem en de Engelse souldiva Laura Vane. Songwriter en zangeres Laura Vane, ook wel “miss honey-over-sandpaper tones”genoemd, heeft een indrukwekkende staat van dienst. Zo bracht zij eerder albums uit met artiesten als The Streets en Gnarls Barkley. Continue reading
An even more playful set than before from Laura Vane & The Vipertones – a record that still has some of the older funk and soul elements of previous releases, but which also comes across with a more contemporary vibe as well – a kind of bouncy, jaunty sort of soul that seems to work even better with Laura’s vocals! The singer’s got the kind of quirky charm you’d guess from her image on the cover – a voice that may not challenge Aretha Franklin for soul supremacy, but which has the kind of creative slink and groove that you’d find in an Amy Winehouse record. Instrumentation is mostly from the core combo – with lots of Hammond and Rhodes – and titles include “I Won’t Be Your Gun”, “Pictures”, “Just Do It”, “The Enemy”, “Delightfully Easy”, “Hot Money”, “Hi Fidelity Lover”, and “Silence”. Dusty Groove about ‘BodyQuake’
So there it is! With the arrival of our latest album BodyQuake, we thought it might be a good idea to finally open up our own web shop so we know for sure our releases (we’re so proud of) are available to all of you out there! From now on you can buy the music you like directly from the source, isn’t that cool ?! The web shop is almost up-to-date (meaning: almost containing all the stuff we previously released) but there still need to be added some more records to our catalogue.
Last saturday (31st of May), we were invited to come and play Tros Muziekcafe on Dutch Radio 2 once more and promote our new album ‚BodyQuake’. It was a great afternoon with some great other bands like Taymir, House of Hats (from Brighton as well) and Rina Mushonga. If you missed it, no worries, we’ve uploaded the broadcast for you so you can check it out. So check our soundcloud. Hope you like it. Remember, our new album will be out June 6th worldwide but it’s already available in our webshop. Continue reading
Last week we did a couple of radio shows in The Netherlands, one of them being ‘Live uit Lloyd’ with the – charming as ever – Ronald van Oudheusden. The show was broadcasted on radio last Monday but now the videos are available as well. They look and sound absolutely amazing! Go have a peek for yourself and thanks once more to all the lovely people at Radio Rijnmond! Check the playlist below Continue reading
Yesterday we were jumping out of our beds like they were on fire! Before the first sight of dawn we were in our cars and heading towards Amsterdam to play for Eerst Jaap’s show on Radio 6. Yes, it was an early start but we weren’t lacking in energy or power. You can watch some clips from the show here, which were broadcast from 8am onwards. You can also check out the cover we did for their Top 1000, Black List of songs. Continue reading