Tuesday, 14 April 2015

#HotOffThePress EP by Peculiar Disco Moves just a small part of an exciting 2015!

It’s the snazzy new must-have, like a suddenly-fashionable uncle’s jumper, or a recyclable cup of skinny chai latte - without further ado, freshly packaged from the conveyor belt this morning, please be upstanding for:

Hot Off The Press EP Available on Bandcamp as MP3 or limited edition CD on 30th April Peculiar Disco Moves leave no stone unturned in their quest for pop’s crown of idiosyncrasy, with the release of ‘Hot Off The Press’, a foray into the world of lost identity, fallen heroes and where-are-they-now’s. The EP will be available to purchase via Peculiar Disco Moves' Bandcamp page. The launch gig is yet to be organised but the band have been asked to play Stockton Calling festival on the 4th April. Breaking News has had airplay on BBC Tees by Bob Fischer and from Nick Roberts with a session at BBC Newcastle.

There will be a special promotional video for lead track Breaking News, so the band ask you to keep your eyes peeled and your mind open... The overriding theme to Hot Off The Press is one of unknowing regret, and a failure to capitalise on being society’s flavour of the month. Lead track Breaking News is a portrayal of celebrity life, where red tops will sell their Grannies to get a picture of a Z-lister parking his car one minute, then drop him or her like an anchor in the sea the next.

American Way explores the effect that our friends across the pond have had on life in the UK, taking away from some of the eccentricities that make British life so unique. There is, however, a nod to some of the more amiable traits of American lifestyle and culture, as well as a hint of sarcasm at the downfall of British society.

Glamour Girls sees the band dip their toes in the waters of four part harmony-induced passion, and what happens when you make a move for that green slice of turf on the other side... Peculiar Disco Moves had a busy and prosperous 2014, following up the release of May’s single, Lost For Words, which featured a time machine video with the band revisiting past eras of musical significance. This song was also recently handpicked for inclusion on New York-label Factory Fast Records compilation release Pitch Black Heart.
The band carried this momentum into a busy season of Festivals which took them to Manchester, Derbyshire and Yorkshire, as well as a clutch of local appearances including NARC Fest, Oxjam, supporting Voice Of The North choir at The Sage, and being handpicked for a number of guest variety show appearances at the Northern Stage and Tyne Theatre. The band then made their boldest move to date (well Danny, Pav and Proud did to be exact), donning the high heels and false eyelashes for a stint as women in the Dragons’ Den spoof video for November’s single When Your Mother Goes Home.

This was supported by a double header gig, staged at the Castle Keep in Newcastle and Bridge Hotel. The video was exclusively premiered through NARC Magazine’s new online website, and has featured on the magazine’s new compilation album.

Peculiar Disco Moves have received widespread coverage and acclaim from their past releases, notably in the form of Chronicle and Journal Magazine features, BBC Introducing, BBC 6 Music and Amazing Radio play, a HMV in-store appearance, and a novelty video made for lead singer Alix's football team Bradford City reaching the Carling Cup Final in 2013, which spawned over 10,000 views on YouTube.

“fans of catchy, upbeat pop tunes with a quirky edge will delight in North East five-piece Peculiar Disco Moves’ NARC Magazine

“The local luminaries go big on the quirk...like a cross between a 1980’s sitcom tune and something Lawrence (Denim/Go Kart Mozart) might come up with – in other words, great!” Crack Magazine

“There’s something going on in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. Something wonderfully strange and unusual. It’s the music of Peculiar Disco Moves...this band has rejuvenated and reinvigorated my musical being. They are completely and utterly original, following none of the standard formulas” Can’t Believe My Earz blog

"a quirky mix of danceable pop tunes and colourful tales of British Life." The Northern Line "an intriguing listen and at the end of the day, we could all do with a little more positivity in our lives." Tune Army "Incredibly off the wall and entertaining" The Handsome Press

"intricate and genre-spanning arrangements" The Evening Chronicle

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/peculiardiscomoves

Website: http://peculiardiscomoves.com/

Twitter: @discomoves

Bandcamp: http://peculiardiscomoves.bandcamp.com/

Friday and Sunday tix available for @Gateshead_Ale with @smoove_Turrell @GildedThieves and #BEER

Gateshead Beer & Music Festival 

-based at Gateshead Rugby club in Low fell, is now in it's 6th year and runs from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd May 2015.

What initially started off as a small festival has quickly grown into one of the largest of its kind in the north of England and is now a must on the local festival calendar.
Andy Bourn said "We have a varied music programme over the 3 days of the festival! We always ensure the bill is an eclectic mix covering all genres of music to suit all tastes"
After a barnstorming debut last year, we are excited to announce that local boys and national Soul & Funk sensations Smoove & Turrell are back to headline the opening night of this year’s festival. In their short time together the boys have gathered national acclaim for their brand of music

Festival highlights include Kendal Calling, Glastonbury and 6Music’s homecoming gig for long time S&T supporter Craig Charles in Liverpool. Andy Bourn says "We are excited to have the boys headlining a show based in the area where they grew up".

When we asked Smoove about playing such a local gig he jokingly said "I would travel to the other end of the U.K to attend the Gateshead Beer festival, luckily for me it's on my doorstep"

Smoove & Turrell will be supported by Geoff Mull
, who was a contestant on last year’s X Factor. 
Geoff did earn a seat and a place at a judge’s house after impressing Mel B, who is to be the mentor for the boys category this year, but unfortunately he lost it to the last contestant to sing. "I can't wait to play on that stage, a home crowd is always a great gig"
The fantastically talented Gilded Thieves are a Northumbrian roots band, delicately arranged around upbeat and engaging fiddle, mandolin & guitar. The guys are regulars on the festival scene "We are definitely excited to performing, we are looking forward to the crowd, atmosphere and ales" Catch them on Saturday 2nd May.
After a brilliant set at our festival in 2014, the North’s most glam sisters are back!
We will be Glamming it up on Saturday night, that’s right The Sleeze Sisters will be bring their brilliant Glam rock show back for a second year, these boys certainly dress to impress.
The Dust Town Dogs will be closing the festival on the Sunday with their high energy and anything goes style of music. The doggies fondly remember their Gateshead Debut in 2013 "The crowd were brilliant, I'm sure this year will be even better"
Over the course of the weekend we will feature live sets from The Stolen Stones, Blistered Molly, Stax Brothers, Claypath, The Maverick Rejects, Soul Street, Broken Levee, Reely Ceol, Ste Johnson, Northern Sky, Band of Beards and George Welch & Christine Jeans.

Tickets are available from 
www.gatesheadbeerfestival.co.uk and are priced at £10 per day and £25 for a weekend pass (Ticket price includes a free festival programme and souvenir glass).
Saturday is now sold out, however Friday & Sunday tickets still available.

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