First 'Scratchy Singles Club' release on limited edition pink vinyl for Record Store Day
'I like Taylor Swift too and I don't care what you think.. bit of an instant classic' John Kennedy, Radio X
'A chunk of pop-rock with a dash of humour.. Reminds me of Fountains of Wayne" Gary Crowley, BBC London
“A golden voice” - Consequence Of Sound
I Like Taylor Swift is a sub-3-minute powerpop rock’n’roll anthem channelling the licks of Fountains Of Wayne and Weezer which tells of Coach Hop brainchild Charlie Laurence’s ‘fondness’ for the Country Queen Pop Music Maven, Taylor Swift, using a tongue-in-cheek humour that’s more disarming than it is distracting.
On the surface, I LikeTaylor Swift is a lovesong to the titular popstar but upon closer inspection, is an observation on the state of the modern music industry, “In the song I admit I haven’t really listened to much of her music but I’m inundated with images and stories about her” says Charlie. Throughout the song it verges on an admission that it’s not cool to like Taylor Swift but in his trademark style, Charlie doesn’t care what anyone else thinks, as he sings “I like Taylor Swift and I don’t care who knows it, it’s not a guilty pleasure, it’s just a normal pleasure.”
The accompanying video is a ‘state of the art’ animated affair using techniques that are an industry first, produced by Charlie’s brother, and BBC Creative’s Head of Design Lawrence Honderick and Sam Humphries.
The release’s B-side; Everything’s Fine is a subversive and evocative social commentary that expresses Charlie’s acerbic wit and lookon life with the lyric: “They say every cloud has a silver lining but I'm not a believer. I'm not gonna be bitter about it, but I don't have to be happy about it either. Everything's fine, and nothing's gonna be alright.”
Release Date: 21st April 2018
Debut LP from punk rock classical pianist raised on Rachmaninov and Lou Reed.
‘Feeling a little concerned,
I went to see a good good friend,
It was by her curtain
that I started to go round that bend’
..so Bristolian singer-songwriter Jonny Velon recounts on lead track ‘The White Rabbit’ as an insistent piano riff reminiscent of Ben Folds Five pulls us along and Jonny steps through the looking glass.Our journey begins..
"At times reminiscent of Roxy Music, and at others David Bowie and Steve Winwood.. a varied, inventive, album rammed with emotional triggers and a genuine depth" Whisperin & Hollerin
Limited edition 'cassingle' from the album 'I Remember'
Unrequited love. Madonna.
This isn’t actually a song about un-requited love for Madonna. Her Madgesty did however have a role to play. Simon, singer of London noise pop 3-piece Bromide explains..
“Rewind to the early ‘90s. I think it was midweek.. probably about 9pm ? I was on my way home in a cab - which in itself was unusual. Where did I get the money ? Was there a tube strike ? Anyway the urge suddenly overtook me to find out once and for all if there was anything more to a long-standing friendship with my friend Clare. I knew we were quite close to her flat in Westbourne Grove so I asked the cabbie to change direction.
Rang the buzzer. Flatmate says she’s in the bath. Oh gawd.. I go in and wait. It feels like I’m at the Doctor’s.. Clare appears and breaks the news to me that whatever it is that has brought me here will have to wait as.. Madonna is about to be interviewed on TV by Jonathon Ross. What ?? Really.. Noww ?? How come I didn’t know about this Amazingly Important Fact ? And yes, yes of course I can wait a bit longer. It really is no problem !
After about an hour including adverts, I finally get my chance to speak.. 'I, ahem, err… think that I, cough, err, y’know err.. Love.. You..' I splutter with a kind of question mark phrasing. She says ‘I thought you were going to say that’..and we’ve been great friends ever since.
Sometimes you know you know but you still just have to actually y’know.. Know.
B-side, I Don’t Want To Get Over You, is a Stephen Merritt gem from Magnetic Fields ‘69 Love Songs’. Both tracks from Bromide album ‘I Remember’ produced by Brian O’Shaughnessy (Primal Scream, MBV).
“Fantastic!” Gideon Coe BBC6 Music
“Like Teenage Fanclub on speed” RockClubUK
"Glorious Bromide single that gleefully resurrects the 90s with a Lemonheads-meets-Teenage Fanclub embrace"' Kara Manning WFUV New York
1. Mr. Ciccone's Daughter
2. I Don't Want To Get Over You