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Harry Stafford - Gothic Urban Blues

Harry Stafford

Gothic Urban Blues

Release date: May 29, 2020
Label: Black Lagoon
Format: LP Album
An album about the Metropolis, the naked city, the urban sprawl and the need to get back to the ripped back streets when you're far away. If there are a million stories in the naked city, here are a few to keep you warm. Mixed and engineered by Ding Archer (The Fall, PJ Harvey) at his 6Db Studio in Salford, this album was co-produced by Archer and Harry Stafford. Led by Harry Stafford, best known as founder, guitarist and vocalist of post-punk gothic rockers Inca Babies, the band's core includes drummer Rob Haynes (The Membranes, Inca Babies), trumpeter Kevin Davy (Lamb, Cymande), guitarist Andy Mills, and Vincent O'Brien on Weisseborn slide guitar.. The new album 'Gothic Urban Blues' and debut solo album 'Guitar Shaped Hammers', released in December 2017, reflect a multitude of ideas around a driving yet lilting punk-piano blues. The idea was for Stafford to leave his noisy electric guitar behind - abandoning everything he held and cherished - to make some new music with a piano and a head full of ideas. The new album features a more defined sound of a band finding its stride. The band is hereforth called Guitar Shaped Hammers to reflect this cohesion of musical unity - with more guitars from Vincent O'Brien, and an additional layered sonic blast from Nick Brown (The Membranes). With intense percussion from Rob Haynes and a truly masterful trumpet contribution from jazz supremo Kevin Davy, the result is very much the soundtrack of a basement radio station stumbling across a new genre they've tagged Gothic Urban Blues
Tracklist:
  • 1. She Just Blew Me Away
  • 2. Cruel Set of Shades
  • 3. Gothic Urban Blues
  • 4. Painted Ocean
  • 5. Infinite Dust
  • 6. Black Rain
  • 7. Sideways Shuffle
  • 8. Disappearing
  • 9. Man in a bar
  • 10. Into The storm
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