REAL TUESDAY WELD, THE

DREAMS (ANTIQUE BEAT)

REAL TUESDAY WELD, THE - DREAMS 155014
Format:
1 LP
Release:
21.10.2022
Label:
ANTIQUE BEAT
Kat.-Nr.:
155014
Barcode:
5055869549516
Available on limited edition translucent gold vinyl. "The Young Ones' Flaming Lips meet Jacques Brel in a pean to lost youth, 'Comme dans un Reve' Dream bossa chanson a la Gainsbourg/ Birkin.

'Dreams' is the second of the final trilogy of albums by critical darlings The Real Tuesday Weld following last year's acclaimed noir-themed 'Blood'.

This collection references late sixties songwriting a la Lee Hazlewood, Jimmy Webb and Burt Bacharach with nods to Flaming Lips and Tin Pan Alley, all mixed up with hazy lo-fi electronica, ghostly atmospherics and cinematic instrumentals.

Guest vocalists A Girl Called Eddy, Sephine Llo and Oriana Curls provide a counterpoint to main man Stephen Coates' Gainsbourg-like crooning.

Continuing the band's long preoccupation with dreams, the songs were written in the early morning or late evening on 'either side' of sleep: 'I'd rise super early and go straight to it with the emotion of the night's imaginings still heavy on me or work in that strange space-time just before sleep claims us".

The album is sequenced in an approximation of a life, from youth to age, with the band's perennial focus on London, love, the English landscape and time passing.

'Bone Dreams Blood' in particular is a sonic memorial to friends loved and lost in the life of London.

"beautiful...giddily recalls Gainsbourg, Pulp, Cole Porter, early Disney soundtracks and seedy postwar revue bars" SUNDAY TIMES // "Utterly unique, utterly delightful" THE TELEGRAPH // "These heart-pricking songs speak to us all" WORD // 'Utterly decadent and darkly humorous' TIME OUT LONDON // 'Superbly atmospheric' UNCUT //
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. THE YOUNG ONES
  • 1.2. KINKY LOVE
  • 1.3. ONE DREAMS BLOOD
  • 1.4. I AWOKE TO FIND I WAS DREAMING
  • 1.5. EVER AFTER L
  • 1.6. OST ENDEAVOUR
  • 1.7. CURTAIN CALL
  • 1.8. COMME DANS UN REVE
  • 1.9. BODHISATTVA OF THE GULAG
  • 1.10. EVERYTHING
  • 1.11. LAST LIGHT