Available (in stock) in a few weeks from now - this is the brand new 7" slab of black wax from The Blanche Hudson Weekend. Released on the wonderful Odd Box Records, and featuring 2 tracks - (Just Like) Susan George and To Be That Way Again, all wrapped up in a lovely full colour sleeve imprinted with the striking image of Susan George herself.
After the more stripped back and, some might say, less noisy but more experimental approach of the You Always Loved Violence album, the A-side of this single is something of a (slight) return to what The Blanche Hudson Weekend perhaps do best... fast and fuzzed up 3 and a half minute pop. The guitars rattle along, the vocals are delivered with a nice slice of rawness and attitude, the bassline chugs, and the solid floor tom and snare beat keep the whole thing from coming off the rails. Recorded quickly and without too much spit n' polish, this is one of the best attempts to capture the spirit of how The Blanche Hudson Weekend sound live that they've cut to vinyl so far. Back to basics, and also featuring sometime member Sasha on lead guitar duties. Recorded at Pink Stingray Studios too, where a big chunk of the earliest recordings were made.
The flip-side is another thing altogether. A 7" edit of a track that is going to be featured on the next album. To Be That Way Again delves into a more synth led sound, with a strong New Order feel about it. Bursting with catchy hooks and electro goodness, all topped off with one of the most melodic and strongest vocal melodies Caroline McChrystal has delivered up to date - this one could be, and should be, a solid dance floor filler for the rest of this year and beyond.
The nice folks at Odd Box Records are giving us an odd box full of copies of this one, so once they're gone, we won't be getting any more in stock. We won't be receiving them until next month, but pre-order your copy today and we'll send 'em out when we get them.
And watch out for the next album from The Blanche Hudson Weekend later in 2012. The title, you ask? How Many Times Have You Let Me Die... well, what else really.
So, this is it, folks... we're getting very near the end. This year, Squirrel Records will close its doors after 45 releases in total. Why 45 ? Well, we like that number, as it's the playing speed of a 7" single. We always said that 33 isn't enough, and 78 is too many. Anyway, Squirrel Records, throughout the years of its existence, has epitomised the true... [more]
So, this is it, folks... we're getting very near the end. This year, Squirrel Records will close its doors after 45 releases in total. Why 45 ? Well, we like that number, as it's the playing speed of a 7" single. We always said that 33 isn't enough, and 78 is too many. Anyway, Squirrel Records, throughout the years of its existence, has epitomised the true spirit of... [more]
2012 may have seemed a relatively quiet year for The Blanche Hudson Weekend, with just 2 new singles released on Odd Box Records (the Just Like Susan George b/w To Be That Way Again 7" and the Deep Thrust EP) but they've actually been very busy writing, and then recording, this epic 15 tracker which is set for release in April 2013.
Entitled How Many Times Have You Let Me Die? - it's the... [more]
In early 2013, Odd Box Records are set to unleash the latest album from The Blanche Hudson Weekend. Ahead of this, however, is the brand new (and VERY limited edition) Deep Thrust EP. This CD single is housed in a colour card sleeve, and features 3 tracks. Consume Me is taken from the forthcoming album, How Many Times Have You Let Me Die?, and the other 2 recordings, Divided and Some Kind Of Freedom,... [more]
"You said you liked guitars, went crazy for pop music, got your kicks from dancing.....and You Always Loved Violence"
At the end of last year, The Blanche Hudson Weekend released a compilation CD entitled Reverence, Severance And Spite. It featured all the single tracks up to that time, plus a bunch of brand new and exclusive recordings. That wasn't supposed... [more]
Here we have a great little collectors item. Usually this 7" comes as part of the Odd Box Records Singles Club, and sits nicely alongside a 7" featuring The Give It Ups / Santa Monica Swim And Dive Club, and another 7" featuring One Fathom Down / The Humms. All wrapped up in a cloth bag with stickers and badges.
However, a few copies of The Blanche Hudson Weekend / Horowitz... [more]
"As tempting as a cup cake, but as tough as a 75 cent steak. Essential 60's influenced girl garage noise pop"
The Blanche Hudson Weekend, still less than 1 year old and with only 3 single releases so far, have decided to compile all the tracks from those aforementioned 7" plastic platters onto one CD, alongside a handful of brand new recordings and a couple of leftovers... [more]
The 3rd 7" EP release from The Blanche Hudson Weekend, and featuring 3 brand new tracks. Let Me Go could be a contender for the poppiest thing the band have recorded so far. Heavily influenced by 1960s girl garage groups, this one is full to bursting with pop hooks, jangling guitars and just the right amount of fuzziness... all clocking in at under 2 and a half minutes aswell. In stark (and... [more]
Here we go—the 2nd 7" release from The Blanche Hudson Weekend. Featuring 3 brand new tracks which finds the band in slightly more sinister sounding mode this time around. "Grip Of Fear" is a chugging pop nugget, melodic and noisy in roughly equal parts. "Sharks" and "Only Snow" reveal a much darker element to the band's sound, with a heavy Velvet Underground... [more]
The Blanche Hudson Weekend is here. Featuring Caroline and Darren (ex-The Manhattan Love Suicides) along with a bunch of other Weekenders, and bringing to you all kinds of noise, fuzz, melody, dissonance, rawness, killer tunes and buzzsaw pop. Take a bit of 1960s girl group sounds, mix with Girls... [more]
Released: Monday 23rd November 2009
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