February 03, 2008

Escape from MySpace #02: The Penny Black Remedy

Escape from MySpace
Escape from MySpace
Want to get out of the hell called MySpace? You can't. The posts are still up though. The section as such is closed.

The Penny Black Remedy are a truly international band with a "country gypsy punk sound". The drummer is Dutch, the singer and guitar player is Scottish, bass provided by an Englishman and more vocals and percussion in the capable hands of a Croatian lady.

Lead singer Keith Thomson sounds a bit like a mash-up of Frank Black and Nick Cave with a penchant for politics. Get on the Rise is about being on the dole. Used to Have Such Nice Dreams is a showcase for Marijana Radcliffe, a Balkan flavoured folk song about good things turning sour.

There are plans for an album this year, culled from 2007 sessions. Warning: you will start jumping up and down with a big smile on your face when you listen to their music.

The Penny Black Remedy:
Keith Thomson: vocals, guitar, banjo, harmonica
Marijana Radcliffe: vocals, percussion
Steve Nelson: bass, vocals
Wilco van Eijk: drums, vocals

Tour dates:
  • 02/14 Valentines Day Extravaganza @ The 12 Bar Club, Denmark Street, London, UK
  • 02/29 The Long Good Friday @ Club 229, 229 Great Portland Street, London, UK
  • 03/20 Muziek Cafe Merleyn, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • 03/22 Rock Festival Liessel in De Kastanje, Hoofdstraat 62, Liessel, The Netherlands

» myspace.com/pennyblackremedy

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